2008 Editions Archives - Page 5 of 235 - Tire Review Magazine
McGuinty Rules Out Mandatory Winter Tires

(Canadian Press) Ontario will not be following Quebec’s lead and mandating the use of snow tires in the winter.

No Marriage Made in Heaven

The Continental/Schaeffler situation just keeps getting uglier.

CMA Adds OE/Fleet Sales Manager

CMA has hired Gary Chambers as strategic OEM/fleet manager.

New Coats Balancer Released

Hennessy Industries has introduced the new Coats 1250-3D Wheel Balancer.

Bosch to Reduce Work Force as Autos Slide

(Greenville News) Robert Bosch LLC has offered voluntary severance packages to about 1,300 employees at its auto parts plant in Anderson County, the plant’s entire work force, as it seeks to reduce head count amid a sharp downturn in the industry.

Troubled Chrysler in New GM Talks, Closing All Plants

Even as Chrysler announced that it was closing all of its plants at least through mid-January, word comes that merger talks between the privately held automaker and troubled GM have resumed.

Cooper Plant Closing Update

As announced yesterday, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will close its Albany, Ga., tire plant, the result of its recent study of the company’s U.S. tire capacity.

Wide-Base Singles Can Now Operate at Same Weights as Duals in Ontario

(TruckNews.com) The Government of Ontario has amended its regulations to allow the new generation of wide-base single heavy truck tires to operate at the same weights as conventional dual tires.

Cooper to Close Georgia Plant

The Associated Press reported this morning that Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will close its plant in Albany, Ga., eliminating 1,300 jobs.

Pirelli Going Green in VW Race Series

Pirelli Tire North America has been named the official tire supplier for the 2009-11 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup, the first zero carbon racing series in the world.

Fed Slashes Interest Rate to New Low

History was made yesterday as the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate to 0.25% and stated that it would pump out billions to consumers and business through new lending programs.

Integra Rising: David Cosco’s New Brand is Gaining Fast Friends

(Western Canada Tire Dealers Assn. – Tim Pawsey) A major new player is making its presence felt on the Western Canadian tire industry scene this fall – except that “new” player actually has some very solid roots in the business.