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News Briefs 2/19/19

Anthony Iaboni, owner of Toronto-based Collision 360, has received the 2018 “Distributor of the Year” award from Spanesi Americas.

Mobitech International, parent company of Mobile Tech RX, has acquired the technician staffing app HailGo, which, similar to Mobile Tech RX, caters to the paintless dent repair market. Mobitech has dissolved the HailGo app in order to focus on integrating its features into Mobile Tech RX.

Firestone will continue to be the sole tire supplier and “official tire” of the NTT IndyCar Series through 2025. The five-year partnership extension includes continued rights for Firestone to be the “official tire” of the Indianapolis 500.

Bridgestone/Firestone plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Akron, OH to serve as the home of Firestone race tire manufacturing. The Bridgestone Advanced Tire Production Center (ATPC) will be located across the street from the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center and less than a mile from the Bridgestone Advanced Technology Workshop, where race tires are currently produced.

TBC Brands has launched a commercial tire website, TBCCommercialTires.com, which consolidates all of the tires featured in the Power King and Harvest King commercial programs, allowing customers to access both brands in one site.