January, 2008 Archives - Tire Review Magazine
Solideal Lays Off Workers

Solideal, which manufactures heavy-duty industrial pneumatic tires, plans to lay off more workers at its tire plants in Sri Lanka and China as the global recession has started to impact its exports.

It’s Official: Vredestein for Sale

(Dutch News) Amtel, the Russian owner of car tyre maker Vredestein, is putting the company up for sale, the NRC reports on Monday.

Fire Closes Macon Retreading Plant

An early morning electrical fire last week destroyed part of the building of Raffield Tire Master’s retreading plant in Macon, Ga.

Ex-Managers Sue Tirecraft

(Edmonton Journal) The former managers of seven Tirecraft stores in Alberta and Saskatchewan are suing the bankrupt company and its directors in a $2.7-million breach of contract suit.

TRIB Welcomes Newest Members

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau welcomed nine new members from across the globe.

Texas Tire Shop Brings Holiday Spirit

(Seguin (Texas) Gazette-Enterprise) He’s built it, and they have come.

Temporary Fixes Save the Day

The following column, written by Steven Cole Smith, appeared in the Orlando Sentinel.

Commercial Fleet Tire Digest Now Available in Spanish

The Commercial Fleet Tire Digest published by Pressure Systems International is now available in a Spanish language version.

Death Threat Reported at Goodyear plant

(Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer) Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies have provided extra security at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Fayetteville after a death threat was made Friday, officials said.

Michelin cuts operations worldwide

(Greenville News) French tire maker Michelin Group said Monday it has cut operations “significantly” at most of its plants across the world in response to declining demand.

Pirelli Exclusive Tire Supplier for Drivers Cup

Pirelli Tire North America has been selected by Competent Motorsport, LLC as the official tire supplier and title sponsor for the 2009 and 2010 Drivers Cup USA.

Pirelli Still Plans Investments in Romania

Pirelli said it still plans to invest another 250 million euros in its Romanian factories by 2011, despite the current economic landscape.