Alberta franchise named top OK Tire store of 2018

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — OK Tire store owners Curtis and Gregory Evans, James Watt and Steven Marshman were honored recently for operating the franchise group’s best store, in Strathmore, Alberta.

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Yokohama’s Russian tire plant wins Nissan supplier award

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Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co’s Russian subsidiary LLC Yokohama RPZ has been awarded Nissan’s best supplier award for 2019, the company announced 24 July.

Yokohama RPZ was selected as the best supplier in the chassis category in recognition of the quality of its tires and supply system, the Japanese tire & rubber company reported.

The Yokohama Russian subsidiary is located in Lipetsk special economic zone, to the south of Moscow, and has been producing tires since 2011.

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Camso earns supplier awards from Toyota businesses

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MAGOG, Quebec — Two Toyota Corp. companies active in the materials-handling sector have singled out industrial tire and track maker Camso Ltd. with top supplier awards.

Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. recognized Magog-based Camso with its Core Value Award: Respect for People, while Toyota Industries Corp. gave Camso its Global Contribution Award. Both entities are involved in the production of materials-handling equipment such as forklifts.

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Michelin twice recognised for responsible purchasing

Michelin has gained the Supplier Relations and Responsible Purchasing Label (Label Relations Fournisseurs & Achats Responsables, or RFAR), a recognition given to distinguish French companies that demonstrate lasting and balanced relationships with their suppliers. This distinction follows the recent receipt of a certificate of maturity for purchasing practices in relation to the new ISO 20400 sustainable procurement standard.

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ASTM recognizes committee members’ contributions

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WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Two ASTM International rubber industry-related committees have awarded members for their contributions throughout the years.

The carbon black committee (D24) honored Wes Balentine with the Jeff Melsom Distinguished Service award, and the rubber and rubber-like materials committee (D11) recognized John Bailey with the Distinguished Service award, according to an ASTM news release.

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LabsCubed automated polymer testing system garners top prize at Startup Stadium competition

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An automated polymer testing system and associated software developed by LabsCubed (Kitchener, ON) sufficiently impressed judges to walk away with the top prize at the first Startup Stadium competition today at PLAST-EX and the Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo in Toronto. 

The tabletop CubeOne system accelerates physical testing of polymers and improves consistency by eliminating human error. It accommodates various sample shapes and sizes and tests tensile and tear strength. “Compared with vertical universal testing machines, where the technician runs a test, waits, and runs the next test, the CubeOne automates the process,” explained Ammar Jafar, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of the company. “The technician loads the tray with 12 samples, loads the tray in the machine and presses start. The technician can now walk away and perform a value-added task rather than wait around.”

 

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Bridgestone, Goodyear, Hankook, Michelin earn GM supplier honors

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DETROIT — General Motors Co. has named Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear, Hankook Tire America Corp. and Michelin North America suppliers of the year for 2018.

The four tire makers are among 133 suppliers to earn the recognition, which GM presented recently in Detroit during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.

GM selected suppliers from 15 countries to receive the award for going “above and beyond GM’s requirements,” providing customers with the most innovative technologies and delivering quality vehicles.

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Continental wins inaugural Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award

The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights has named Continental Tyre Group Ltd the inaugural winners of the Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award. The accolade was presented at the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights White Tie Banquet.

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Global and China Natural Rubber Industry Report, 2019-2025

NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In 2018, global natural rubber industry continued remained at low ebb, as a result of economic fundamentals. Global natural rubber price presented a choppy downtrend and repeatedly hit a record low in recent two years, in spite of an uptick in the…

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Bridgestone’s Aiken tire plant achieves LEED Green Building Certification

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Bridgestone Americas announced that its Aiken County Off-Road Tire Plant (Aiken ORR), located in Trenton, South Carolina, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED recognizes buildings that are designed, constructed, and operated for improved energy, environmental, and human health performance.

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