March, 2015

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Conti launches BestDrive tire distribution, retreading business –

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — BestDrive L.L.C. is a new player in the North American commercial tire/retread distribution business, but its owner/operator has a familiar name: Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.
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Bridgestone’s new Ecopia tire comes in 43 sizes –

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is releasing the latest tire in its fuel-efficient Ecopia tire line, the Ecopia EP422 Plus tire. The Ecopia EP422 Plus tire is engineered with a combination of light and strong materials for greater fuel efficiency, giving consumers an extra 20 miles per tank.
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ATD requests IPO be withdrawn –

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD) has requested that its proposed public offering be withdrawn, citing the acquisition of a…
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FDA issues warning against ‘latex free’ claims –

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer advisory titled, “Don’t be Misled by ‘Latex Free’ Claims.”
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SpeeDee relaunches consumer website –

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp.’s SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service unit has relaunched a revamped consumer website.
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Goodyear to invest $135 million to expand Chinese plant –

LIAONING, China—Goodyear is expanding its four-year-old plant in Pulandian, Liaoning Province.
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Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice Sessions –

The highest temperature seen on track last year was 57 degrees centigrade during the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend – and that record came close to being beaten today, with track temperatures in Sepang that peaked at 56 degrees in FP2.
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MATS Report: Conti debuts General highway tires –

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. rolled out three General-brand highway truck tiresat the 2015 Mid-America…
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Tweets you may have missed –

In case you missed them, these are some of the most popular and newsworthy Tweets from the past week in the rubber manufacturing industry, compiled by Rubber & Plastics News.
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1-800EveryRim acquires wheel distributor –

PICO RIVERA, Calif. — 1-800EveryRim – OEM Wheels has acquired Capital Factory Original Wheels, a 60-year-old wheel provider in Gardena, Calif., in a deal that…
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