January, 2007 Archives - Page 194 of 195 - Tire Review Magazine
Two Down, BFNAT to Go

(Akron/Tire Review) With a freshly minted and ratified master contract with Goodyear in its hands, USW negotiators are expected to restart talks with Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire sometime this month.

Pioneer Tire Kicks Off Tire Stop Program

(Akron/Tire Review) Northern California’s Pioneer Tire Supply Inc. has launched a new dealer marketing program – Tire Stop – targeting independent tire retailers.

Accuride Names Chairman, Announces Executive Management Appointments

(Akron/Tire Review) Accuride has named Terrence Keating, current CEO and board member, as its new chairman and also announced new executive management appointments.

Timken President Elected New SAE International VP of Automotive

(Akron/Tire Review) Jacqueline Dedo is the new vice president of Automotive for SAE International.

Exec Director Quits Balkrishna, Plans to Purchase Alliance

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) Former Balkrishna Industries Ltd. executive director Yogeshkumar (Yogesh) Mahansaria and his brother, Ashokkumar, have reportedly quit the fast-growing Indian tyre producer, citing “family differences” as the reason.

Kumho Announces a Greener Tyre

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) South Korea’s Kumho Tires has announced a tyremaking first, namely that it has developed products that incorporate a new environmentally friendly material known as Lyocell.

Iran to Benefit from Tyre Loans

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) The Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is planning to offer loans of approximately ≤4 million to help the development of Iran’s tyre industry.

Michelin Honoured in China

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) French tyremaker Michelin received several prestigious accolades in the important Chinese market during the closing months of 2006.

Michelin Scores Highly in Reputability Survey

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin as the world’s fifth most reputable company.

TRIB Announces New International Member

(Akron/Tire Review) Teijin Twaron has recently joined the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB).

Michelin to Lease DC in France

(Akron/Tire Review) Distribution facilities owner and developer ProLogis said it will buy a 79-acre parcel in Poitiers, France, from Michelin and use it to build a 344,000-square foot distribution center that it will lease back to the tiremaker.

Universal Underwriters Adopts Zurich as Brand Name

(Akron/Tire Review) Universal Underwriters Group has adopted the brand name Zurich as of Jan. 2.