MTD - Hot Wire Thursday Edition
October 19, 2017
News & Articles
 
Let the Celebration of Hankook's First U.S. Tire Manufacturing Plant Begin!

What does the new $800 million consumer tire plant in Clarksville, Tenn., do for Hankook Tire America Corp. and its parent company? It “solidifies our presence in the U.S.,” said Seung Hwa Suh, CEO and vice chairman of Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., at the grand opening of the plant on Oct. 17.

Yokohama Promotes Andrew Briggs

Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted Andrew Briggs to a newly created position, vice president of marketing and product management. He replaces Fred Koplin, senior director of marketing and motorsports, who has retired after 12 years with the company.  

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 Is 'Best of What's New' Award Winner

Popular Science has named the Hakkapeliitta 9 — the flagship winter tire by Nokian Tyres Inc. — a winner of the 2017 Best of What’s New Award.  

Michelin Buys Lehigh Technologies and Advances Its Sustainable Mission

Michelin North America Inc. has acquired Lehigh Technologies Inc., a company that transforms rubber from end-of-life tires and industrial goods into materials for new tires and other products.  

TA Truck Service Offers Roadmaster National Tire Accounts

The TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network, created in 2016 by TravelCenters of America LLC, will offer Roadmaster brand tires by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. through national tire accounts.  

1,400 Dunlop GrandTrek PT3A Tires Are Being Recalled

Trek Tire LLC is recalling certain Dunlop GrandTrek PT3A passenger car tires, in size 275/50R21, manufactured between Dec. 1, 2016, and Dec. 7, 2016. The potential number of units affected is 1,400.

PartCycle Offers Used OEM Parts for Service Locations

PartCycle Technologies LLC has enhanced its e-commerce platform with the goal of making it easier for automotive dealerships to get the used original equipment manufacturer parts they need to provide customers with economical part options.

Midas Promises a Meal for Every Tire Sold

Midas International Corp. is donating one meal to Feeding America for each tire installed in its stores through Dec. 31, 2017. The company is also running a simliar "one meal" promotion on social media.  

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