Michelin Plans a Global Reorganization, and Job Cuts
MTD Top News
June 26, 2017
Top 5 News
1. Michelin Plans a Global Reorganization, and Job Cuts

A planned reorganization by Michelin Group "would significantly impact jobs" in the U.S. and France. But there's one part of the business that won't be affected: Michelin's production facilities.  

2. Continental Will Raise Truck Tire Prices Again

Continental Tire the Americas LLC is increasing the prices of Continental, General and AmeriSteel-brand truck tires effective July 1.  

3. Six Hankook Tire Dealers Will Host Events for Veterans

Six tire dealers will help Hankook Tire America Corp. continue its partnership with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization. Those dealers will host the group's Mobile Service Offices (MSO) at their stores so the DAV can reach out to veterans in those communities.  

4. Cooper Celebrates 10 Years of Roadmaster Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. says the 10th anniversary of the Roadmaster brand "is more than a milestone, it's a launch point into our next era of successful product offerings."  

5. Huayi Tire Canada Picks 50-Year Veteran for East Region Sales

Huayi Tire Canada Inc., the marketer and distributor for Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and its associate brands, has named Robert Vetter the east region fleet sales manager.

Top 5 Articles
1. TPMS: Honda CR-V 2007-2013

When a tire pressure sensor or control unit is replaced on a 2007-2013 Honda CR-V, or a known-good wheel is substituted, the ID(s) of all four tires’ sensors must be memorized by the TPMS control unit. After memorizing the sensor ID(s) or doing a tire rotation, the mounting location of sensors 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be determined. See reset procedures.

2. Despite Lackluster Results, Dealers Still Speculate Volumes Will Increase Going Forward

According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires declined again in April. Indeed, from a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.9% fewer tires in April relative to the previous year’s period. The soft results marked the fourth straight month of lackluster results, including three consecutive months of negative volumes. The weak results come despite weather patterns and the disbursement of tax refunds normalizing.

3. TPMS: 2006-2016 Toyota Tacoma

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2006-2016 Toyota Tacoma is designed to provide warning when tire inflation pressure of one or more tires (including the spare tire) is low. A tire pressure monitor valve sub-assembly equipped with a tire pressure sensor/transmitter is installed in each tire and wheel assembly.

4. Implement Tires Take on Tougher Stubble, Bigger Equipment and Heavier Loads

Crop genetics improve farmers’ yields, but stronger plant stalks take a destructive toll on implement tires. Bigger implements boost agricultural output, but the extra weight increases the risk of soil compaction. Growers are asking tire dealers for solutions, especially to combat stubble damage.

5. Tire Pricing: A Taboo Topic

When tire dealers get together in an open forum, they can talk about almost anything. Stiff competition. Eroding or improving supplier-dealer relationships. The effect low-cost Chinese tires are having on their businesses.

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