January, 2007 Archives - Page 3 of 195 - Tire Review Magazine
Bill Calls for Winter Tire Mandate in Quebec

Quebec lawmakers are expected to finalize a new law that will mandate winter tires on all vehicles.

Goodyear’s Gingo Retires, Takes Post With Schulman

Joe Gingo, Goodyear’s chief technical officer and the man who helped engineer the tiremakers new headquarters deal, is leaving the company to become president and CEO of Akron plastics maker A. Schulman Inc.

Titan Issues 2007 Review, 2008 Outlook

Titan International Inc. issued its review of its business in 2007 and its take on how it expects 2008 to shake out.

Indian Tyre Exports up 40%

Indian tyre exports swelled to 518,603 units in October, up 40% year-on-year.

New ‘Smart Tyre’ Senses Damage

Researchers led by Gary W. Krutz, director of Purdue University’s Electrohydraulic Center and a professor of agricultural and biological engineering, has developed a tyre system that reportedly senses failures in real time.

Poll: Gas Prices Will Make ’08 Economy Sputter

(CreditCards.com) Americans’ longstanding addiction to gasoline will continue well into 2008, despite rising fuel costs, and may contribute to a slowdown in the overall economy, a new CreditCards.com poll reveals.

Goodyear Closes in on Union Health Care Program

Goodyear and the United Steelworkers took a major step toward resolving health care costs for union members and retirees by creating an independent health care trust managed by the union and initially funded by the tiremaker.

Cooper Tire to Close Ohio DC

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plans to close its distribution center near Dayton, Ohio, and move the operation to another state, according to reports.

Bandag Rwanda: Customs Tariffs Hurt Tyre Trade

Bandag Rwanda has told local media sources that high customs tariffs on tyres are hurting the local tyre trade.

Cooper Dealer Fights Against Human Trafficking

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. European dealer, Sinton Tyres, has joined forces with an expedition that delivered five 4×4 vehicles to Sierra Leone in the fight against modern-day slavery.

Big O Adds Marketing Chief

Big O Tires has hired Emily White-Keating as vice president of marketing.

Changes Announced in CTNA Aftermarket Sales

Ed Marohn, Continental Tire North America’s director of automotive aftermarket passenger/light truck replacement sales and marketing, announced that he will retire as of Feb. 1, 2008.