Another sports sponsorship for Bridgestone

The tire maker's Firestone brand will replace Bombardier Learjet as the title sponsor of the June 5 IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Mar 3, 2010 9:32 AM

Infiniti steps up NCAA marketing

The Infiniti division of Nissan North America has signed on with the NCAA to be an official partner of the upcoming men's basketball tournament. Among its initiatives is the sponsorship of's bracket contest, which had more than 1 million participants last year.
Mar 1, 2010 11:04 AM

Former Ford Glass plant may be sold again

Zeledyne, the company that two years ago acquired the former Ford and Visteon automotive glass plant in West Nashville, is rumored to have received at least two bids to buy the company. Union officials in Tulsa think a buyer may be best. SEE ALSO: Zeledyne's recent local building permit and some background on Zeledyne's initial local plans.

Feb 25, 2010 8:20 AM

How Bridgestone Arena will look

The Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Americas this morning made official their naming-rights deal for the downtown arena. For more info, check this story. Meanwhile, here are some images of how the signage on what is now the Sommet Center will change.
Feb 23, 2010 11:24 AM

Auto consultants drive into downtown Franklin

Urban Science, a retail consulting firm based in the same Detroit office complex General Motors calls home, has set up a nine-person shop just off Franklin's Public Square. Plans call for the addition of a few more staffers this year as the 33-year-old firm begins to work its auto-related marketing magic.
Feb 17, 2010 3:25 PM

Bridgestone Americas CEO retiring

Corner-office roles will be split between division head and GC
Feb 12, 2010 2:59 PM

The price of Toyota's recalls

The Japanese automaker's quality-control nightmare of the past few weeks will cost it more than a percentage point of U.S. market share, says research firm See where those sales will migrate at this link.
Feb 12, 2010 8:49 AM

Bay State deal for Nissan's zero-emission push

Nissan's latest contract to co-develop a regional network of electric-car transmission stations is with the state of Massachusetts. Here's a list of some of the auto maker's other similar partnerships.
Feb 10, 2010 8:48 AM

Nissan back in black

Nissan posted a fiscal-third-quarter operating profit of $1.5 billion as various stimulus plans helped get the auto sector back on the right track. The result easily topped analysts' expectations and lifted full-year profits into positive territory. The auto maker's New York-listed shares (Ticker: NSANY) are up about 7 percent.
Feb 9, 2010 12:12 PM

Nissan's marketing VP Brazil-bound

As part of a broader executive shuffle, Nissan has promoted its North American Vice President of Marketing Christian Meunier to run its Brazil unit. There's no replacement yet and North America sales chief Brian Carolin will fill the gap for now.
Feb 8, 2010 8:47 AM