Posts by Steve Pawlett

Select Best New Products at AAPEX

Pre-registered buyers are invited to vote for their favorite products in the AAPEX New Product Showcase starting Monday, Oct. 15. Buyers have until Friday, Oct. 19, to vote electronically for their favorite products in the following categories: Accessories & General Merchandise; Appearance Chemicals & Car Care; Automotive Lighting; Business Tools & Services; Chemical, Lubricant…

Rubber Recycling Symposium

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems, are hosting the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium. To be held on November 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada, the symposium offers a unique opportunity to…

ATD Files for Bankruptcy

American Tire Distributors Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after reaching a deal with most of its bondholders to cut about $1.1 billion of debt. The company said it has a deal for $250 million in new financing from a group of noteholders, including $200 million of incremental liquidity. The…

Let’s Tech 20-Minute Presentations at AAPEX

Technology experts will give “TED Talk-style” presentations on the latest new products, tools and technologies and how they benefit automotive aftermarket businesses at AAPEX. The 20-minute presentations will cover advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), telematics, vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V), the digital service advisor and digital technician, and repairing cyber secure vehicles.…

Conti LAR 3 Light Truck Tire

Continental has added the 16-inch Conti LAR 3 to its commercial light truck tire portfolio. The Conti LAR 3 is designed for regional routes and speeds of more than 90 mph under max load. Plus, its all-steel radial casing is optimized for retreadability. Other features include cut-and-chip resistant tread compounds optimal handling…

Yokohama Development Centre Opens in NC

Local officials joined Yokohama executives for the ribbon-cutting festivities for Yokohama’s new tire research facility in Cornelius, North Carolina. The high- tech, 25,000 sq. ft. building in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina replaces the temporary R&D office Yokohama has utilized in Concord, North Carolina since 2016. “In 1969, Yokohama entered…
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