TIA announces 2022 OTR Tire Conference

The Tire Industry Association will hold its 67th annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference Feb. 23-26, 2022, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa in Miramar Beach, Fla. 

This follows the cancellation of the 2021 conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“We are excited to announce the return of the OTR Tire Conference in 2022,” said TIA President Dan Nothdurft. “This is the world’s premier event for the OTR tire community, and we are looking forward to an outstanding conference with a strong educational program, tabletop exhibitions and plenty of time for conducting business and networking.  

The last OTR Tire Conference in 2020 drew more than 500 attendees from 163 companies, 40 states and 12 countries.  

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BFGoodrich® tires claim 17th Dakar win with Stéphane Peterhansel and Edouard Boulanger

The fiercely-fought 2021 Dakar, which took place in Saudi Arabia from January 3 to January 15 in compliance with strict sanitary measures necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, saw Stéphane Peterhansel – aka Monsieur Dakar – take the top prize at the wheel of his JCW Team-tended two-wheel drive, diesel-powered X-Raid Mini buggy. The Frenchman’s blend of speed, consistency and control proved decisive over the particularly fast, rough terrain visited by this year’s 12-stage, 4,500-kilometre marathon which put the crews, their cars and their tires to a truly punishing test.

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Yokohama’s Geolandar tire wins prestigous 2020 Good Design Award

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Yokahama announced that its “Geolandar CV G058”, a grand touring tire for crossover SUVs, was among the winners of the Chicago Athenaeum’s 2020 Good Design Awards announced this past December 27.

The award-winning tire is part of Yokohama’s Geolandar brand of tires for SUVs and pickup trucks.

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BKT Awarded SQEP Gold Certification by Caterpillar

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Caterpillar has awarded BKT ‘s Bhuj plant SQEP (Supplier Quality Excellence Process) Gold certification, an acknowledgement reserved for suppliers who have stood out during the year for achieving the highest levels in terms of quality and control over processes, BKT says.

Opened in 2015, Bhuj is an autonomous plant that makes the radial Earthmax tires for CAT vehicles.

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Toyo Tires Treadpass 3D now available online for auto enthusiasts

Toyo Tire U.S.A. announces that beginning today, auto enthusiasts can experience one of the most popular destinations of the annual SEMA Show from the comfort and safety of their home with Toyo Tires Treadpass 3D.

With a dozen one-of-a-kind vehicles making their world debut, Toyo Tires Treadpass 3D provides virtual attendees the chance to explore the vehicles with a 360-degree view, read specs on the builds, take photos and share them on social media, and enter for the chance to win exclusive pins by Leen Customs.

People can experience Treadpass 3D from their smartphones, tablets, and computers by …

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Lockheed Martin Names Goodyear An “Elite Supplier”

AKRON, OhioOct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is proud to announce that it has recently been named an Elite Supplier by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. This award is reserved for the top one percent of Lockheed’s more than 1,400 suppliers and was given to 20 suppliers in 2019. Goodyear was recognized for its contributions to the F-35 Lightning II program.

“This award is a testament to the hard work of our associates to deliver elite customer service every day,” said David Barnette, General Manager, Aviation. “It is also a recognition of our capabilities and the value we strive to deliver to all of our customers across the aviation sector.”

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“Falken Says Tanks” Campaign Honoured with Special Design Award 2021

Falken and the digital marketing specialist Pixelgenau have been honoured with the German Design Award 2021 in the “Special Mention” category for the sales campaign “Falken says tanks”.

With this award, the top-class jury – comprised of design experts from industry and commerce, science, and design sectors – recognises the consistent design concept and its implementation. The members of the expert jury, originating from nine countries, award this seal of approval for innovative design, selecting recipients from around 5,000 entries in each category of the German Design Awards.

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Hankook Announce Winners At Two Industry Award Ceremonies

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Premium tyre maker Hankook continues to support both the Commercial Motor Awards and the Motor Transport Awards in 2020 in these challenging times, by sponsoring categories at each ceremony. Due to COVID restrictions, the award ceremonies moved to a digital format with the winners being announced online. 

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TIA going online for Annual Meeting and SEMA Show events

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is going online with its Annual Membership Meeting, Tire Industry Honors and educational sessions that originally were planned for this fall’s Global Tire Expo (GTE)/SEMA Show.

Not only will these events now happen as Zoom events, but they will be held mostly on the same days they were scheduled had the in-person 2020 GTE/SEMA Show taken place.

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Otr Tire Conference Registration Now Open!

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If you want to tap into the who’s who of the global earthmover tire, retreading and service industries, the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference is the place to be. Now in its 66th year, the event regularly attracts the industry’s movers and shakers, who come to network, learn, conduct business, swap ideas, reconnect and have some fun.

Don’t let the golf tournament or leisure activities fool you. The event is all business, with a supplier’s

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