Bridgestone plans Tennessee tire plant expansion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations plans to expand its Warren County, Tenn., production plant as part of a three-year, $40 million project.

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Goodyear announce two new senior leadership appointments


Goodyear Tire announced two new executive appointments, effective January 1, 2019.

Jon Bellissimo, vice president, Americas Product Development and head of Goodyear Chemical, will become senior vice president, Global Operations & Technology. In his new role, Bellissimo will provide executive leadership for Goodyear’s Global Engineering; Quality; Procurement; Manufacturing and Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability; Sales & Operations Planning and Project Management functions.

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Rubber Processing Chemicals Market to Cross US $5.31bn by 2025: LANXESS, Arkema, BASF, Solvay, AkzoNobel, Eastman Chemical Company and 5 Other Companies Profile

Rubber Processing Chemicals Market to Cross US $5.31bn by 2025: LANXESS, Arkema, BASF, Solvay, AkzoNobel, Eastman Chemical Company and 5 Other Companies Profile Global Rubber Processing Chemicals Market is forecast to exceed USD 5.31 billion Sellbyville, DE Asia Pacific created a major chunk of product demand in past and it is likely to grow with highest growth rate over the forecast timeframe. This can be attributed to the presence of major automobile manufacturers in this region.

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Cooper Tire partners with Sailun for new tire plant in Vietnam


Cooper Tire announced that it has agreed to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam to build a manufacturing plant with the capacity to produce more than 2 million truck and bus radial (TBR) tires annually.

The facility will be located near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at the site of Sailun Vietnam’s existing operations. Cooper will own 35 percent of the new venture.

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USTMA Praises Signing Of Ohio Unsafe Tires Bill


The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is praising an unsafe tire bill passed in Ohio and signed by Gov. John Kasich.

“The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) applauds Ohio Gov. John Kasich who signed legislation today to prohibit the installation of unsafe used tires that pose a risk to Ohio motorists,” the association said in a statement.

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Pirelli boosts SRO link Blancpain GT World Challenge, Pirelli GT4 America Series


Pirelli’s global motorsport partnership with promoter SRO Motorsports Group has been strengthened with the arrival of the Blancpain GT World Challenge in 2019. The global championship brings together the Pirelli World Challenge in USA alongside the other GT sprint series promoted by SRO throughout Europe and Asia. This brings the total number of SRO competitions supplied by Pirelli up to 12.

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Hankook Tire to chosen as OE tire for new Ford Focus Active


Hankook Tire announce it was chose as original equipment supplier to the All-New Ford Focus Active. The tire that will be fitted is Hankook Ventus Prime 3, an ultra-high performance tire with the perfect balance between performance, comfort and safety.

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Goodyear releases three new Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tires


Goodyear releases a new range of three Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tires, branded Eagle F1 SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS. Goodyear’s flagship performance tires, the SuperSport range, deploy innovative technologies and compounds that enable significant improvements to braking distances and lap times without neglecting more intangible elements of the driving experience, such as feedback during turn-in, under braking and approaching breakaway.

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Registration Opens for ISRI2019: The Recycling Industry’s Largest Convention & Exposition


Washington, DC — Registration is now open for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) Annual Convention and Exposition. ISRI2019, the world’s largest annual gathering of scrap recycling professionals, will be held April 8-11, at the L.A. Convention Center in Los Angeles. 

“ISRI2019 will be sleeker, bolder, and more comprehensive than any ISRI convention and exposition before it,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “ISRI2019 will help attendees address changes in the recycling stream, shifting global trade policies, workforce challenges, market trends, and supply and demand issues. The ISRI trade show will feature hundreds of exhibitors providing business solutions, cutting-edge equipment and technology through the most cutting-edge technologies. More than ever, ISRI2019 is the must-attend event in the recycling business.”

For registration visit the ISRI2019 website.

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Hankook Tire restructures and hires new executives

Hankook Tire is restructuring its organization and has made new executive appointments. The changes will take effect as of January 2019. Plans are to create an IT strategy department to accelerate digital transformation, such as a group IT policy function, as a global company.

The organizational restructuring will include the establishment of a car life business headquarters to secure new growth engines, strengthening the provision of automobile total services, as well as the sales of tires for passenger cars, trucks and buses. In particular, it will create further synergies by expanding business areas in automotive maintenance, repair and related parts through import car dealer business.

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