Bridgestone Relaunches TireSafety.com

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) has relaunched TireSafety.com, a consumer website dedicated to providing drivers with important tire and driving safety information. The website refresh is part of the company’s dedication to National Tire Safety Week (May 21 – May 28), an industry initiative led by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

“Tires are an important vehicle safety feature – they are the only part of a car that touch the road and play a critical role in ensuring drivers can accelerate, stop and turn safely,” said Dave Johnson, chief quality officer, Bridgestone Americas. “Many drivers don’t realize that the safety and performance of their tires are highly dependent on proper care and maintenance. As the number one tire company in the world, we have an important role to play in educating drivers about how tires impact their safety and are committed to providing drivers with hands-on information to make tire maintenance simple.”

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NAFTA math may not add up to more U.S. auto jobs | Reuters

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Trump administration demands in NAFTA trade negotiations meant to push auto jobs back to the United States may not be enough to spark a shift in where automakers build cars and trucks. New math to determine what qualifies as vehicle content, what limits apply to allow tariff-free auto imports and how long companies would have to comply under a new NAFTA agreement will likely not move the needle for Detroit automakers in particular, industry executives and supply chain experts said. Automakers are unlikely to uproot billions of dollars of investments in plants and supply chains. And those that …

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Sears Will Install Tires Sold On Amazon In Latest Effort To Capture Consumers

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Sears Will Install Tires Sold On Amazon In Latest Effort To Capture Consumers 11:42 Sears, Amazon, Sears Holdings is once again turning to Amazon in the hope of bringing customers back to the department store, this time by offering full-service tire installation for orders on all tire brands sold on Amazon. Sears first partnered with Amazon in 2017, offering Alexa-powered Kenmore products on the site . The retailer added select DieHard automotive products by the end of the year.

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Great Lakes Rubber thrives on tackling extreme environments

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WIXOM, Mich.—Great Lakes Rubber Co. Inc. has probably encountered every demanding application imaginable.

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AirBoss Announces 1st Quarter 2018 Results and Dividend

NEWMARKET, Ontario, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX:BOS) ($US except where otherwise noted) Highlights: Consolidated net sales increased by 15.2% to $80.5 million Net sales in the Engineered Products’ defense business more than doubled EBITDA increased by 7.2% to $7.5 million Quarterly dividend paid of C$0.07 per share Basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.14 per common share compared to $0.12 per common share in Q1 2017 Three months ended March 31 (In thousands of US dollars) 2018 2017 Net Sales 80,549 69,927 Gross …

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Bridgestone Retail Operations Launches New Advertising Campaign Featuring Employees

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., is launching its new marketing campaign with a series of advertisements starring employees of its Firestone Complete Auto Care retail tire and automotive…

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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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Nycoa debuts a nylon-based TPE

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ORLANDO, Fla.—Nylon Corp. of America (Nycoa) will commercialize a new line of nylon-based thermoplastic elastomers by the end of the year.

The materials, to be sold under the Ny-Flex trade name, are in pilot-scale production, Pratik Shah, vice president of new business development and research and development, said in a May 9 interview at NPE2018 in Orlando.

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NAFTA demands might not be enough to create U.S. automaker jobs – Autoblog

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DETROIT — Trump administration demands in NAFTA trade negotiations meant to push auto jobs back to the United States may not be enough to spark a shift in where automakers build cars and trucks. New math to determine what qualifies as vehicle content, what limits apply to allow tariff-free auto imports and how long companies would have to comply under a new NAFTA agreement will likely not move the needle for Detroit automakers in particular, industry executives and supply chain experts said.

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Cutting-edge firms fight for talented engineering interns

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College interns used to make coffee and open mail. Those days are gone. Christian Cousin, a mechanical engineering student from Cape Coral, Fla., co-invented such groundbreaking technology during his 12-week internship at Eaton Valvetrain in Marshal that the company was inspired to file multiple patents and created a product prototype now used by a customer.

“Interns have this need to make a difference,” he said. “We don’t just want to sit around designing stationary objects in a warehouse.

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