North West Rubber to open Manufacturing Facility in Houston, Texas in 2019

VANCOUVER, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ – North West Rubber Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributor of recycled rubber solutions in North America, is pleased to announce that it will be opening a recycled rubber mat manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas in 2019.

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ETRMA backs new HDV emissions regs


Brussels  – The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association has welcomed a new EU legislative move, which it believes will support suppliers of higher-performance tires for heavy duty vehicles (HDVs).

The European Parliament’s approval, on 12 June, of regulations for the Monitoring and Reporting of CO2 Emissions from Heavy Duty Vehicles has bolstered the legislative framework on HDVs, said ETRMA.

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Montreal’s Movin’ On event sparks mobility innovations from around the world

MONTREAL – You can’t buy a wind-powered car, and probably won’t ever be able to, but there really is such a thing. And Canada currently holds the world championship for them.

That was just one of the surprises at Michelin Movin’ On, a three-day summit on sustainable mobility held at the end of May in Montreal. Originally called Challenge Bibendum – for Michelin’s tire-themed Bibendum mascot – it was first held in 1998 in France.

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TireHub Seen as Positive for Goodyear Tire in Long Run, Longbow Research Reports


The future is looking brighter for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

According to a report from Longbow Research, TireHub is seen as a financial positive in the long haul for Goodyear with foreseeable financial benefits for 2019 and beyond.

Under the TireHub joint venture, Goodyear and Bridgestone Americas are combining the distribution of their passenger and light truck tires. The venture will be headed by former Mattel exec Peter Gibbons.

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E-Commerce Automotive Aftermarket to Witness a Pronounce Growth During 2017 to 2025

E-Commerce Automotive Aftermarket to Witness a Pronounce Growth During 2017 to 2025 Albany, NY — ( SBWIRE ) — 05/11/2018 — Global E-commerce Automotive Aftermarket Market: Overview The automotive industry is flourishing in the emerging economies of China and India on the back of increasing income per capita of the urban populations. Since these two countries are vastly populated, the automotive industry is expected to continue gaining new demand for a foreseeable future.

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BFGoodrich releases two all-terrain tires


Cross Control D Cross Control S BFGoodrich, Greenville, South Carolina, has launched two new all-terrain tires, the Cross Control S and Cross Control D. The tires can be used in the construction, logging and energy industries that encounter aggressive conditions. “BFGoodrich commercial truck products are built to deliver the best uptime in their class with tough proven performance. It’s a brand …

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Major brands vs Budget Tyres; The right approach


I have recently been researching the international tyre market in order to reach a viewpoint on two of the industry’s most controversial questions – What is the difference between major A brands produced by leading manufacturers such as Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Goodyear Dunlop, Continental and Yokohama and more economically priced budget tyres? So are cheaper tyres effectively a ‘false market’ when it comes to quality, comfort and safety? Also how intensive and dedicated are tyre dealers/retailers and garages in actually explaining the varying qualities and benefits of individual brands to their customers?

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Falken launching dealer-training ‘academy’ at California HQ


RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc.’s Falken brand is launching “Falken Academy,” a dealer training seminar and ride-and-drive program designed to help it build relations with its dealer network.

Located at Falken’s U.S. headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, the academy is a two-day training program that offers participants both classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training at nearby Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., and the Cleghorn Trail, a popular off-roading point near San Bernardino, Calif.

“This is a long-term initiative for Falken Tires,” Nick Fousekis, Falken’s director, advertising and promotions, said, noting the goal is to allow participants to experience first-hand how Falken tires perform in “demanding” conditions.

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California Dates Released for TIA’s 2018 Certified ATS Training Tour


(Bowie, MD-3/8/2018) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, has released the training tour dates for the Irvine, California location during the 2018 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Tour. These 4-day, hands-on training classes will be hosted across the United States with the goal of educating tire technicians on the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies.

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Hankook Tire Launches Mail-In Rebate Campaign

Hankook Tire America Corp. has launched its 2018 Great Catch mail-in rebate program for consumers to make “game-saving plays” on their Hankook tire purchases as baseball season is set to kick off next month.

Starting March 5, consumers who purchase four qualifying Hankook passenger or light truck tires from an authorized Hankook dealer through April 6 are eligible for a mail-in rebate of up to $100. Consumers can submit online at

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