Michelin UK releases repair guide for Agricultural Tires

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Michelin is supporting farmers and agricultural contractors with a free downloadable guide; ‘What You Need to Know About Agricultural Tyre Repairs’.

The easy-to-understand booklet details the essentials to be aware of before starting an agricultural tire repair job; from when a repair should be considered, if a temporary repair is suitable and for how long, to whether to choose hot or cold vulcanizing repair techniques.

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Here We Grow Again! Tire Discounters Announces Further Expansion

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CINCINNATI, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Family-owned and operated Tire Discounters, the nation’s eighth-largest independent tire retailer, is excited to announce a company-wide expansion. In addition to adding several new stores in its existing markets, Tire Discounters has announced…

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Reporter’s notebook: Be warned: US$25 Oil is coming, and along with it, a new world order

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The world as we know it, will be no longer. The balance of power on a global scale will shift. All in the next decade. Sounds dramatic right? But independent think tank RethinkX believes it to be true, because of rapid advances in technology, and specifically the advent of self-drive or autonomous cars.

 

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Continental Invests In Its North American ContiTech PVC Hose Manufacturing Competence Center

Continental is investing approximately $12 million in its ContiTech PVC hose business in North America and is expanding its manufacturing capabilities and production capacities into a new state-of-the-art competence center at its upgraded plant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to modernize the industry hose production.

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Racing Legend Mario Andretti Competes Against Fans in Firestone Social Media Challenge

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Firestone, a leading tire brand offered by Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and the official tire of the Verizon INDYCAR Series®, is giving fans the opportunity to race Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time, as part of a five-week series of video posts on social media. As today’s IndyCar drivers prepare to compete in the 101st Running™ of the Indianapolis 500® on May 28, Andretti will challenge followers of Firestone for the second straight year to race him as they perform fun, everyday tasks.

 

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Kent Elastomer launches new website

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KENT, Ohio—Kent Elastomer Products Inc. has launched a new website, including products specs and industry information alongside other resources.

The website also features an “Ask KEP” button, which serves as an industry-wide challenge for users to bring their toughest requirements and projects to Kent’s engineering and product team, according to a statement.

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Emterra Group again named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

For the second consecutive year, Emterra Group has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. The acknowledgement is granted by Mediacorp Canada in its Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The announcement, made annually as part of Earth Day celebrations was published in The Globe and Mail. Emterra Group was the only organization in the recycling and waste management sector to be recognized for this award.

“We congratulate Emterra Group on being one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2017. It’s a wonderful achievement,” said Richard Yerema of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “Employers like Emterra have developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives – and are attracting people to their organizations because of their environmental leadership.”

Canada’s Greenest Employers recognizes organizations that are leaders in sustainable operations and foster a culture for environmental stewardship for their stakeholders. Candidates for the award are evaluated on the following criteria: (1) unique environmental initiatives or programs they have developed; (2) whether they have been successful in reducing their own environmental footprint; (3) whether their employees are involved in these programs and contribute unique skills; and (4) whether their environmental initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity to attract new people to the organization.

“We are in an era in which equitable social and sustainable outcomes matter as much as economic outcomes,” said Emmie Leung, CEO of Emterra Group. “People want to make better purchasing decisions and support organizations that are working towards a sustainable future. Being recognized by Mediacorp Canada reaffirms we are doing the right thing. We are moving in the right direction.”

Emterra Group is being recognized for this award because of the significant infrastructure investments it has made to reduce greenhouse gas emission through its network of material recovery facilities, compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations and fleet of CNG collection vehicles. The awards committee also recognized Emterra Group for its Make Your Contribution at the Curb™ Community Care Program ™ and the added public education and promotion support it lends to smaller communities so they too can divert more waste from the landfill.

“Being recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers two years in a row is something we are proud of.  We could not do this without our team of employees who share our passion for sustainability,” adds Emmie. “I think back to this past December. It was a frigid day in Winnipeg and there were our Emterra members volunteering their time to deliver refurbished bikes recovered from the landfill to kids. Now that is a team; that is a group of individuals who are working together to build a stronger, cleaner and greener community.” 

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Goodyear to Award $28,000 in Grants, Scholarships at 19th Annual STEM Career Day

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AKRON, OhioApril 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its 2017 STEM Career Day, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has issued a $5,500 challenge to high school students – to create the most deliberately over-engineered contraption (in the spirit of Rube Goldberg).

The prize money is part of $28,000 in grants and scholarships that will be awarded as part of Goodyear’s 19th Annual STEM Career Day, hosted by The University of Akron.

“Engaging and inspiring students early in their education is key to attracting and retaining young innovators,” said Brandy Moorhead, Goodyear’s director of tire and mold engineering. “At Goodyear, our most valuable asset is the talent and skills of our people and STEM Career Day reflects our commitment to making STEM education accessible and exciting.”

Students attending the event will have the opportunity to learn more about careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) during an information fair that will include several area universities, corporations and business leaders from across Northeast Ohio.

 

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Goodyear Promotes STEM Careers with Scholarships, Grants

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is awarding $28,000 in grants and scholarships as part of the tiremaker’s 19th Annual STEM Career Day, hosted by The University of Akron.

Three high school students will be awarded $5,500 for winning the Rube Goldberg Challenge, and 20 students will receive scholarships.

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Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Pushes the Performance Envelope Even Further

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The all-new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, an ultra-high-performance summer tire launched back in January at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is the successor to the popular and highly regarded Michelin Pilot Super Sport, combining the best attributes of the latter with those of the Pilot Sport Cup 2.

Designed for sports cars and other performance vehicles, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S weds sportiness and safety, with a promise to deliver exceptional steering precision, remarkable directional stability, and maximum grip in any kind of weather conditions.

In fact, Michelin is proud to point out that third-party testing carried out on German tracks ranked the Pilot Sport 4 S first ahead of five other ultra-high-performance tires in terms of dry-surface and wet-surface braking. In dry conditions it also registered the fastest lap times.

 

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