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Michelin Expanding Tuscaloosa Warehouse

Michelin North America is increasing the warehouse capacity of its BFGoodrich plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. “The expansion of the storage facility will help us further improve customer service, especially geographically in key BFGoodrich tire markets,” said Greg Leikvold, plant manager at the Tuscaloosa site. The expansion will increase the warehouse from 29,000 to 92,000 square

NTB Expands in Texas

NTB Tire & Service Centers, a brand of TBC Corp., is expanding in Texas with two new locations in Corpus Christi. This brings NTB’s store count in the state to more than 105 locations. Both locations offer a full array of tires and automotive services with state-of-the-art equipment. The South Padre location has eight service

Wheel Manufacturer Expanding Operations in Kansas City

Wheel manufacturer Weld is expanding its operations at its Kansas City, Mo., headquarters to include new wheel manufacturing. The company recently expanded manufacturing operations to include HiPer Technology, a manufacturer of high performance “super structural” carbon fiber wheels for all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles. Weld acquired the company last year and moved its operations to Kansas

YRC Expanding Production Capacity at Shinshiro Plant

The Yokohama Rubber Co. is investing roughly 3.7 billion yen to increase its production capacity for high-performance tires at its Shinshiro City plant in Japan. YRC plans to produce high-performance tires in size 18-inch diameter and larger, and increase production capacity by 20%. Currently, the Shinshiro Plant and nearby Shinshiro-Minami Plant produce a combined 16.9

Plaza Tire Expands in Illinois

Plaza Tire Service has opened a new location in Mt. Vernon, Ill. The store expands the dealership’s footprint in southern Illinois where Plaza Tire also operates eight other stores. “We’re excited to bring Plaza Tire Service to Mt. Vernon,” said Mark Rhodes, president of Plaza Tire Service. “We have been doing business in southern Illinois

Bridgestone Eyes Store Expansion in US

Despite losing its bid for Pep Boys, Bridgestone is still looking to expand its retail footprint in the United States. The tiremaker is planning to expand to 6,000 stores by 2020, CEO Masaaki Tsuya told Japanese financial publication Nikkei. In addition to opening new stores, Bridgestone is considering increasing contracts with dealerships, according to Tsuya. Bridgestone

Garage Gurus Expanding Program in 2016

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is expanding Garage Gurus, its technical education program for service professionals, in 2016. Changes to the program, which launched last year, will include expanded curriculum, new training center locations and additional technician incentives. The Garage Gurus network of training centers will expand to 12 locations with grand openings in the Boston, Detroit and

Midas Expanding in Canada

Midas is looking to increase its presence in Quebec and is currently seeking franchisees to expand the brand in Quebec City. Midas, a subsidiary of TBC Corp., has plans to add multiple locations over the next two years in Quebec City, Drummondville and Trois-Rivières, it said. Midas has served the Quebec providence through 18 locations

Apollo Tyres Plans U.S. Expansion

India tiremaker Apollo Tyres is looking to expand its business in the United States as it aims to become less dependent on its domestic market and have a more global presence, Reuters reported. After failing to buy U.S. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. two years ago, Apollo has been considering hiring a sales team to

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Tire Country Expands into Ontario

Western Canada-based Tire Country, a Goodyear Wholesale Distributor and wholly-owned subsidiary of Fountain Tire Ltd., is opening two new wholesale tire centers in Southern Ontario. The new tire centers will have a 57,000-square foot warehouses and sell an assortment of Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly and Sailun tires. Tire Country’s new stores in Vaughan and London add

Apollo Tyres Expands Manchester United Partnership

Apollo Tyres is expanding its Manchester United partnership to 129 countries. The company said Africa, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Brunei are among the countries the tiremaker will extend its association. The tiremaker already has existing association in 67 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. “The last two years of our association

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