January, 2007 Archives - Page 12 of 195 - Tire Review Magazine
WTO Rules Brazil Must Allow Retread Imports

A World Trade Organization appeals panel ruled Dec. 3 that Brazil did violate international commerce rules by restricting importation of retreaded tires from Europe.

Titan CEO Taylor on Trial for Slander

(Des Moines Register) Morry Taylor, chief executive of Titan International Inc., which owns Des Moines-based Titan Tire, is a defendant in a slander trial that began Monday in U.S. District Court in Des Moines.

Performance Fibers Buys Competitor

Performance Fibers Holdings Inc. has signed a deal to buy North America tire cord and polyester filament producer Invista S

Goodyear Board Gets a Firestone

James Firestone, president of Xerox North America, was elected to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s board of directors.

Cooper Shifts Asian Tire Management

Allen Tsaur, most recently the general manager of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s China operations, has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Cooper’s entire Asian operations.

Continental Sets Canadian Price Hike

Continental Tire Canada Inc. has announced an 8% price increase on all Continental, General and associate brand passenger and light truck tires.

Conti Adds Sizes to HP Line

Continental Tire North America has added seven sizes to its ContiSportContact 2 high performance line.

Bridgestone/Firestone Closing Mexico Plant

Less than a month after taking the wraps off its new automated tire plant in Mexico, Bridgestone Americas Holding has opted to close its existing tire plant in Mexico City.

BFNAT Changes OTR/Ag Tire Management

The impending retirement of Ralph Burchfield, president of its off-road tire group, has created a number of management changes at Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire.

Slicing of Car Tires Cuts Deeply

(Orangeburg (S.C.) Times and Democrat) It’s is not uncommon on our news and opinion pages at The Times and Democrat to detail the stories of good deeds.

Goodyear Recalls 400,000 Tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is voluntarily recalling some 400,000 associate and private brand passenger tires the company produced between 2003 and 2006.

Consulting Group Formed

Tire industry veterans Jim Bundick and Brian Sexton have formed AutoTech Consulting Group, which they said provides a wide range of automotive aftermarket business consulting.