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    1. Hankook Tire Sponsors MLB Wild Card Series

      Hankook Tire , the official tire of Major League Baseball, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2020 American League and National League Wild Card Series.

      For the first time in MLB history, the Wild Card round has expanded to a 16-team, best-of-three series format, which is modified from the traditional four-team, single-game playoff structure which began in 2012.

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    2. Toyo Tire's 2020 Treadpass Goes Virtual

      Toyo Tire's 2020 Treadpass Goes Virtual

      Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires) is holding its Toyo Tires’ Treadpass for its eighth consecutive year as a new virtual experience with over a dozen one-of-a-kind vehicles making their debuts.

      The Toyo Tires Treadpass is typically part of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, but with the cancellation of this year’s show, Toyo plans to provide virtual attendees the chance to experience it with Treadpass 3D.

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    3. Alliance Tire Americas Launches Ag Tire Rebate

      Alliance Tire Americas Launches Ag Tire Rebate

      The program offers $100 per tire for many of its Agriflex IF and VF tires, and $75 per tire for Agri Star II farm radials 30 in. and larger. The rebate is available for certain farm tires purchased between Sept. 1, 2020 and Jan. 31, 2021.

      Alliance Agriflex/Agriflex+ increased flexion (IF) and very high flexion (VF) tires included in the rebate program are:

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    4. Tire Review Podcast: Hankook’s New All-Weather Tire & COVID-19 Effects

      Tire Review Podcast: Hankook’s New All-Weather Tire & COVID-19 Effects

      As the fall and winter seasons approach, your customers will be coming into your shop to gear up for the weather ahead – and some may need new tires. Luckily, you have options. Maybe you fit them with an all-season depending on where you live, or perhaps their best bet is a designated winter tire. For situations sandwiched between those two, a tire in the all-weather segment could be a better bet.

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    5. Magna Tyres Opens Czech Republic Office

      Magna Tyres Group has opened a sales office in the Czech Republic to be closer to the Czech and the Slovakian market.

      With its regional office in Poland and with its partners in the Eastern European region, Magna Tyres said brand awareness and market share have grown for the company, resulting in the construction of an additional sales office in Eastern Europe.

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    6. USTMA Tire Shipment Forecast Ticks Up for 2020

      As the U.S. economic downturn continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects 2020 U.S. tire shipments will decrease to 279.4 million units in 2020 compared to 332.7 million units in 2019. USTMA said its new forecast represents a small improvement of 5.8 million units from USTMA’s April 2020 forecast adjustment, which was the first preliminary estimate after the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    7. USTMA Gives Adjusted 2020 Tire Shipment Forecast

      USTMA Gives Adjusted 2020 Tire Shipment Forecast

      In response to the widespread economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has revised its February 2020 U.S. tire shipment projections to better reflect the impact of the pandemic on the tire manufacturing sector. This update is being shared in advance of the triannual forecast customarily conducted in July.

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    8. Hankook Partners with Amazon for Tire Compound Prediction Modeling

      Hankook Tire is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to incorporate more digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data.

      Hankook Tire recently developed a Virtual Compound Design (VCD) system, which predicts the characteristics of tire compounds and finds an optimal combination through artificial intelligence analysis, the company says.

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    9. Continental, Groupe Touchette Release IceContact XTRM Winter Tire

      Continental ’s new IceContact XTRM tire, designed in collaboration with Groupe Touchette , combines all the characteristics needed to face Canada’s variable winter conditions, Groupe Touchette says.

      Available exclusively through Groupe Touchette, the IceContact XTRM has a new tread design and unique stud technology for exceptional grip on ice and greatly-improved handling on snowy roads, the company says.

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    10. K&M Tire Celebrates 50 Years at Annual Conference

      K&M Tire Celebrates 50 Years at Annual Conference

      Distributor K&M Tire hosted its 2020 Dealer Conference in Columbus, Ohio, recognizing its 2020 Mr. Tire/Big 3 Tire Top Shop Winners and supporting its dealers with business tips and new marketing opportunities.

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      In his introduction to the packed ballroom of attendees, Wallick said, “we realize that our success is linked directly to your success, so that’s one of the reasons we put on these conferences each and every year.

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