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.
Purolator Launches New Web Site
Purolator Filters has launched a new Web site designed to provide nearly every kind of filter information to do-it-yourself customers as well as automotive professionals, according to the company.
Automechanika Shanghai a Success
Automechanika Shanghai, which took place Dec. 10 12 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, saw a record number of visitors and exhibitors, making it the world’s second largest Automechanika show.
Yokohama Makes Org Changes
Takao Oishi, Yokohama Tire Corp.’s president and CEO, announced several organizational changes, including Jim MacMaster being named to COO.
Revised Bridgestone 2008 Financial Projections
Bridgestone Corp. reports that the financial crisis and resultant global economic slowdown have created a necessity for it to revise the consolidated financial projections for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2008, that were originally announced on Aug. 8.
Bridgestone Helps Charity Deliver West African Aid
Mercy Ships is an international charity that delivers “hope and healing” to the world’s forgotten poor.
Continental Opens Service Centre in Jordan
On Dec. 18, Continental Group opened its first Continental tyre shop in Amman, Jordan, in partnership with Nasco Automotive, the exclusive importer of Continental products in that country since 2007.
Marangoni Launches New “e-logic” Tyre Range
Marangoni has announced the launch of its new range of premium summer-weather tyres, the e-logic.
Schaeffler’s Takeover of Continental Gets EU Approval
The EU Commission has granted approval of the takeover of Continental AG by the Schaeffler Group.