May, 2015

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Bridgestone taps ‘Hangover’ star for Ecopia ads – RetreadLife.com

The newest commercials for Bridgestone Americas Inc.’s line of Ecopia fuel-efficient tires feature actor Ken Jeong and a team of Bridgestone engineers on a road trip to Las Vegas. Jeong speeds past gas stations and heckles other drivers who have to stop and fill up, while he enjoys the fuel-efficient benefits offered by Ecopia EP422 Plus tires from Bridgestone.
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Smithers Group adds capabilities to Chinese lab – RetreadLife.com

AKRON—Smithers Group has announced a series of expanded capabilities at its Smithers Rapra Suzhou China testing laboratory.
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Denso releases TPMS sensor catalog – RetreadLife.com

Denso Products and Services Americas Inc. has released its 2015 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensor and service kit catalog, which includes 36 new TPMS sensor part numbers covering an additional 60 million cars and trucks in operation.
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Titan to host 6 tire auctions to benefit FFA – RetreadLife.com

Titan Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Titan International Inc., is making big plans for the summer of 2015. In addition to launching new Goodyear Low Sidewall (LSW) tires for tractors, combines and grain carts, the company is hosting eight Ride ‘n’ Drive events and six benefit tire auctions with all proceeds benefiting regional Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters.
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Column: It wasn’t meant to be for Akron – RetreadLife.com

Unfortunately, nostalgia didn’t prompt Goodyear into building its new tire plant in Akron, says Rubber & Plastics News Contributing Editor Edward Noga.
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Aftermarket sales expected to grow 15% by 2018 – RetreadLife.com

The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6% through 2018, according to the 2015 Joint Channel Forecast Model, produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.
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Yokohama opens hose assembly plant in Mexico – RetreadLife.com

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico—Yokohama Rubber held a ceremony for its recently completed automotive hose assembly plant at the San Francisco Industrial Park in Aguascalientes on May 27.
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Continental offers ‘Make your mark’ rebate – RetreadLife.com

Continental Tire the Americas LLC is offering a $ 70 Visa prepaid gift card to consumers who purchase four Continental passenger or light truck tires by July 5, 2015.
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Continental offers ‘Make your mark’ rebate – RetreadLife.com

Continental Tire the Americas LLC is offering a $ 70 Visa prepaid gift card to consumers who purchase four Continental passenger or light truck tires by July 5, 2015.
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Ford honors Pirelli as a top supplier – RetreadLife.com

Ford Motor Co. has honored Pirelli Tire North America Inc. as a top performing global supplier during the 17th annual World Excellence Awards. Pirelli was presented with a Green Pillar Award by Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s group vice president of global purchasing.
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