BFGoodrich Announces Tradesmen Support Program in Canada

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BFGoodrich Tires has announced the launch of its tradesmen support program in Canada for the benefit of people who work in construction, agriculture, landscaping and other trades that depend on pickup trucks to do the work.

According to the company, this program is aimed at decreasing downtime and costs due to tire and vehicle issue, thus easing the work for the tradespeople.

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Nokian’s US factory produces first test tire

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Dayton, Tennesee – Nokian Tyres PLC has begun trial production at its factory in Dayton, keeping the plant on schedule to begin commercial-scale production by early 2020.

The first tire produced was a Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 passenger tire, size 205/55R16, Nokian said.

“The first tire milestone is significant for our production team, our employees throughout North America and our team around the globe,” said Mark Earl, Nokian Tyres senior vice president.

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Continental’s self-driving chief sees full autonomy taking time

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HANOVER, Germany — The first fully autonomous vehicles able to handle all conditions on public roads — and potentially replacing private car ownership, will probably not appear until after 2030, said Continental’s head of self-driving car projects, Andree Hohm. “People always ask me when driverless vehicles will be on the road,” he said this month at Continent’s Tech Show in Hanover, “and I tell them the answer is ‘today.’

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Goodyear raising US capacity for larger tires

Fayetteville, North Carolina –  Goodyear is planning to expand capacity for larger rim-diameter passenger tires at its 50-year-old Fayetteville plant.

The project follows the approval of a 10-year jobs incentive package by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, worth $30 million (€26.6 million).

These funds will be used to “modernise and improve operations and efficiency” at the Fayetteville, Goodyear said.

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Capacity to be increased at Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing

Capacity at Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing (TNA) is to be ramped up as part of its expansion project at the facility. The fifth phase will involve installation of more production equipment in the empty space at the factory, which was expanded at the end of last year to boost capacity. The work will begin in September 2020 and will come online in January 2021. Investment will total about ¥7bn (US$64.65m). TNA expects to create 120 new jobs through the expansion.

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Maxxis USA opening warehouse in central Indiana

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LEBANON, Ind. — Maxxis International – USA is planning to open a 350,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in August in Lebanon, about 25 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

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Zielasko joins TIA in communications/marketing role

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BOWIE, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has named David Zielasko, former Tire Business editorial director and publisher, as vice president of marketing and communications.

In his new role, Zielasko will be responsible for coordinating the association’s communications activities to its membership and to the tire industry community as well as promoting TIA’s many offerings centering around tire safety and political lobbying.

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NHTSA pressed to force automakers to keep safety records even longer

The Center for Auto Safety has called for NHTSA to require automakers to retain records of safety defects for at least 20 years, double the amount of time proposed by the government agency.

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ANRPC Annual Rubber Conference 2019 to be held in Indonesia

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Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) Annual Rubber Conference 2019 will be held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on October 7, 2019 with the theme ‘Adaptive and inclusive path to sustainable value chain. The event will start at 9 am. The opening session will see participation of representatives from the governments of Indonesia ad Thailand.

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Latest World Rubber Industry Outlook now available from IRSG

The Secretariat of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) publishes comprehensive data on production, consumption, trade and prices – covering both natural rubber (NR) and synthetic rubber (SR). On a biannual basis the World Rubber Industry Outlook (WRIO) presents the latest long-term forecasts for the next ten years, covering the world economy as well as the vehicle, tyre and rubber sectors.

 

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