Goodyear Promotes National Tire Safety Week

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For National Tire Safety Week, now through May 28, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will promote awareness for proper tire care via its social media channels and website, particularly around tire pressure, tire tread and tire rotations. The iconic Goodyear Blimp will also spread messages of tire safety from the air on its electronic message boards throughout the week.

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Bridgestone Relaunches TireSafety.com

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) has relaunched TireSafety.com, a consumer website dedicated to providing drivers with important tire and driving safety information. The website refresh is part of the company’s dedication to National Tire Safety Week (May 21 – May 28), an industry initiative led by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

“Tires are an important vehicle safety feature – they are the only part of a car that touch the road and play a critical role in ensuring drivers can accelerate, stop and turn safely,” said Dave Johnson, chief quality officer, Bridgestone Americas. “Many drivers don’t realize that the safety and performance of their tires are highly dependent on proper care and maintenance. As the number one tire company in the world, we have an important role to play in educating drivers about how tires impact their safety and are committed to providing drivers with hands-on information to make tire maintenance simple.”

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USTMA Pushes for Support of Ohio Unsafe Used Tire Bill

It’s no secret that unsafe used tires put consumers in danger and many tire dealers’ reputations at risk.

And to promote that message during National Tire Safety Week, The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association joined Ohio state legislators Tuesday morning to support a bill that would prevent the installation of unsafe used tires on Ohio vehicles.

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Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) Welcomes New Members: BKT Tires and Huayi Tire

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Cambridge, ON, May 17, 2018 – Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (www.tracanada.ca), the national trade association representing tire makers, rubber products manufacturers, importers, and recyclers, welcomes BKT Tires and Huayi Tire. 

The two companies join the other 24 members of TRAC and will benefit from the association’s industry leadership role in the North American tire industry. “We are thrilled to welcome these two important global industry players on board, and we are looking forward to a long-lasting and cooperative relationship that will be beneficial to all of our members and the industry as a whole,” said Glenn Maidment, President of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.

For the full list of TRAC members visit: https://www.tracanada.ca/membership/members.html

About BKT Tires

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), www.bkt-tires.com, is an Indian based tire manufacturer. The BKT group offers full range of Off-Highway tires specially designed for vehicles in the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, mining, ATV and gardening sector. BKT’s innovative solutions include more than 2,400 products sold in over 130 countries.

About Huayi Tire

Huayi Tire Canada, Inc., www.huayitirecanada.com, is a subsidiary of Shanghai Huayi Company, a global manufacturer of a diverse range of valued products including passenger and commercial and OTR categories tires. Huayi Tire Canada, Inc. brings a high level of logistics intelligence and integrity to match the product quality that Double Coin and Duraturn offer in each product.

 

SOURCE: Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). info@tracanada.ca; www.tracanada.ca, www.betiresmart.ca, Twitter: @BeTireSmartCA, Facebook: betiresmartCA

NAFTA math may not add up to more U.S. auto jobs | Reuters

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Trump administration demands in NAFTA trade negotiations meant to push auto jobs back to the United States may not be enough to spark a shift in where automakers build cars and trucks. New math to determine what qualifies as vehicle content, what limits apply to allow tariff-free auto imports and how long companies would have to comply under a new NAFTA agreement will likely not move the needle for Detroit automakers in particular, industry executives and supply chain experts said. Automakers are unlikely to uproot billions of dollars of investments in plants and supply chains. And those that …

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Tyromer Disrupts Tyre Recycling Best Practice

Tyromer Inc. is a company working to disrupt the way we think and go about tyre recycling. Instead of a linear take-make-dispose model, Tyromer makes possible a truly circular economy where end-of-life tyre rubber is returned back into new tyres and retreads.

Tyre & Rubber Recycling Magazine recently sat down with Tyromer CEO Sam Visaisouk to learn more about their clean technology, their mission of sustainability, and the challenges of disrupting a longstanding industry that can be difficult to change. 

Tyre and Rubber Recycling: What exactly does Tyromer do?

Sam: Our Company creates new tyre material from end-of-life tyres. We take crumb rubber…

Read the full interview at the link, page 35.

 

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Sears Will Install Tires Sold On Amazon In Latest Effort To Capture Consumers

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Sears Will Install Tires Sold On Amazon In Latest Effort To Capture Consumers 11:42 Sears, Amazon, Sears Holdings is once again turning to Amazon in the hope of bringing customers back to the department store, this time by offering full-service tire installation for orders on all tire brands sold on Amazon. Sears first partnered with Amazon in 2017, offering Alexa-powered Kenmore products on the site . The retailer added select DieHard automotive products by the end of the year.

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Great Lakes Rubber thrives on tackling extreme environments

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WIXOM, Mich.—Great Lakes Rubber Co. Inc. has probably encountered every demanding application imaginable.

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Kumho Tire CEO ‘grateful’ for dealers’ support as first post-acquisition tyre launched

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A new owner has arrived on the scene, but it is business as usual for Kumho Tire in Korea. The tyre maker has launched its first new tyre since Doublestar became Kumho Tire’s largest shareholder last month. More than 350 dealers from across South Korea attended the unveiling of the Kumho Majesty 9 Solus TA91 yesterday.

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AirBoss Announces 1st Quarter 2018 Results and Dividend

NEWMARKET, Ontario, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX:BOS) ($US except where otherwise noted) Highlights: Consolidated net sales increased by 15.2% to $80.5 million Net sales in the Engineered Products’ defense business more than doubled EBITDA increased by 7.2% to $7.5 million Quarterly dividend paid of C$0.07 per share Basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.14 per common share compared to $0.12 per common share in Q1 2017 Three months ended March 31 (In thousands of US dollars) 2018 2017 Net Sales 80,549 69,927 Gross …

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