Triangle tire plants in China back to near full production

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Franklin, Tennessee — Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd.’s tire plants in China are back to operating near full capacity after a lull created by the Chinese New Year and subsequent coronavirus shutdown.

“With much uncertainty about how the coronavirus pandemic will affect global tire production, we are grateful that the four Triangle plants are now operating at above 90% capacity,” Triangle Tire USA CEO Manny Cicero said.

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Titan to keep US facilities operating as normal

Titan International, which manufactures Titan Tires, Titan Wheels and Goodyear Farm Tires, has announced its intentions to keep its USA manufacturing plants operating as normal as part of its bid to help the national food and agriculture industries maintain operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Industry veteran Steve Hutchinson founds marketing, sales agency

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Tire industry veteran Steve Hutchinson has founded Tire Brands America (TBA), a sales and marketing agency for foreign-sourced brands that don’t have a U.S.-based sales team and/or who may be underserved in terms of sales and marketing.

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WorkSafeBC is Helping Employers Address COVID-19 in the Workplace

During the COVID-19 outbreak, WorkSafeBC is committed to providing the essential services that workers and employers around the province rely on, which includes helping employers prevent workplace injury, illness, and disease

Workplace inspections play a critical role in ensuring workplaces are healthy and safe. During this situation, we will continue our work with employers and workers to help them take the necessary steps to protect those who remain at work, including preventative measures to slow the progression of COVID-19. Wherever possible, we will explore alternative approaches when connecting with workplaces, including remote inspections.

 

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Michelin to immediately, permanently close Scotland tire plant

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DUNDEE, Scotland—Michelin’s passenger tire plant in Dundee, targeted for closure by year-end, instead immediately will close permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Donald Trump orders GM to manufacture ventilators | Car News

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Last Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered General Motors (GM) to manufacture respirators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Protection Act (DPA). This law gives the president enormous powers over the industry, such as dictating how big companies should contribute in order to meet critical needs. During the week the president had declined to issue the directive, arguing that companies, including GM, had come forward to manufacture the necessary equipment required by stakeholders.

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Mexico auto lobby urges government to keep border open for business

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) on Monday urged the government to keep goods flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border despite the coronavirus outbreak in a bid to help automakers weather the crisis. In a statement, AMIA also asked for regional content rules under a new North American trade agreement not to […]

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Marangoni makes contingency plans to service European customers

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ROVERETO, Italy—With Italy in lockdown due to COVID-19, Marangoni Retreading Systems will rely on operations in Germany to continue servicing customers.

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OE Tire Brands Finding Right Balance, J.D. Power Says

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Overall customer satisfaction with original equipment (OE) tires reaches an all-time high in 2020, as tire manufacturers have found the right balance of performance characteristics — without making sacrifices that jeopardize the customer experience. That’s according to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study, just released.

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New President of Continental North America Appointed

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Robert (Bob) Lee will take over as the new president of Continental North America.

He succeeds Jeff Klei, who will retire after serving more than 30 years in the industry. Lee will be responsible for leading customer, governmental and other external relationships across the region.

Read the source article at Tire Review