Early snowfall leads to early rush, Winnipeg drivers prepare for winter

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It’s been a busy week at Rudy’s Auto Service on Erin Street in Winnipeg.

Since Wednesday’s snowfall, dozens of drivers have come in wanting to swap their all-seasons for winter tires.

“Easily 20-30 phone calls the first day,” owner Rudy Epp said.

Read the source article at Global News

Titan International Makes Pink Farm Tires for Ride to a Cure Event

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In honor of breast cancer awareness month, tire manufacturer Titan International (maker of Goodyear Farm Tires) will host the 4th Ride to a Cure event this Saturday at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa

The free, family-friendly event is open to the public with 100% of proceeds going to John Stoddard Cancer Center in central Iowa.

Titan will host a hayrack ride, pumpkin painting and a car show. The Iowa Speedway Official Pace Car will also be on site.

Read the source article at Tire Review

ITEC speakers urge companies to think green

AKRON–Green business and economic practices, encompassing both manufacturing and recycling, are crucial to the continuing health and viability of the tire industry, speakers said at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Nexen Tire Launches ‘American Muscle For American Heroes’ Program

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Nexen Tire America has announced “American Muscle for American Heroes” – an all-new program designed to honor a well-deserving veteran who has been wounded in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Nexen Tire partnered with the highly respected Purple Heart Foundation to help select a Purple Heart recipient to receive an iconic American muscle car – a custom Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News

Hankook Tire positions itself at 2018 IAA

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Presenting itself as a global, top-tier truck tire manufacturer, Hankook Tire has started preparations for this year’s 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles show, taking place in Hanover, Germany between September 20th and 27th.

Hankook will be premiering a new tire line-up for mild on- and off-road use. These tires are engineered for ultimate steering, driving, trailer axle. In an outdoor exhibition area, the company will be highlighting further brand activities.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

American Tire Distributors Files For Voluntary Chapter 11 Reorganization

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American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has entered into a definitive agreement with approximately 75 percent of its bondholders on the terms of a recapitalization that would reduce the company’s debt by approximately $1.1 billion and increase its financial flexibility as it continues its ongoing transformation. The terms of the agreement are substantially similar to those contemplated by the agreement in principle the company previously announced on Sept. 4.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News

Vipal Rubber present tire retreading products at IANA Expo 2018

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Vipal Rubber, a tire retreading manufacturer, was present in another edition of the IANA Intermodal Expo, held on September 16-18, in Long Beach, California. This is the third consecutive year that the brand attended the convention, aimed at carriers of the intermodal sector in the United States.

Read the source article at Traction News

Deep rubber ties push ExxonMobil forward

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HOUSTON—ExxonMobil Chemical Co. operates in three main elastomer markets, and in each case the firm was involved right from the start.

That means the Houston-based business of ExxonMobil Corp. has seen its ExxonMobil butyl rubber business operate for roughly 80 years, its Vistalon-brand EPDM unit for 55 years and its Santoprene-brand thermoplastic vulcanizate operation—the baby of the family—for more than 40 years.

And with that history, the company believes it has the knowledge, the technical know-how and the supporting business in place to continue achieving success now and in the future, whether that means in traditional businesses or the evolving new world of transportation, said Kurt Aerts, ExxonMobil vice president for specialty elastomers and butyl polymers.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Hankook Tire Design Insight Forum

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Hankook Tire held its annual  Design Insight Forum at Hankook’s Technodome in Daejeon, South Korea, on September 20th, 2018, to discuss the future of the mobility and the tire industry.

“Hankook Tire is glad to have paved a path for the bright young minds to propose a whole new experience for future driving,” said Hyun Bum Cho, President & CEO of Hankook Tire.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

Kumho to supply technology to new Pakistani tire player

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SEOUL, South Korea—Kumho Tire has agreed to provide tire manufacturing technology to a Pakistani battery producer that is planning to branch into tire production.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News