Bridgestone Americas Recognizes Innovators


Bridgestone Americas recognized leaders in innovation during its 38th annual Inventors Awards Dinner on May 18 in Akron, Ohio.

The ceremony honored 156 Bridgestone inventors, representing 102 patents and 16 trade secrets designated for 2016.

“Research and innovation are at the core of everything we do, and that is why this is such a special event,” said Nizar Trigui, chief technology officer of Bridgestone.

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RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels Named to Entrepreneur’s Best of the Best Franchises List

Continuing to prove that it is one of the premiere franchise brands in the country, RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR), the fastest-growing tire and custom wheel franchise in the nation, was recently named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Best of the Best Franchises List. The list, which recognizes the elite companies that ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500® ranking, further validates the strength of the brands that continue to stand out in the competitive and evolving franchise world.

Based on a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®recognized RNR earlier this year for its exceptional performance in areas of cost and fees, size and growth, franchise support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. The list serves as a superior competitive measure for franchisors as well as a primary research tool for entrepreneurs seeking established franchise concepts with proven systems and results.


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GM award “additional proof” of Hankook Tire’s technology & quality


Hankook Tire has commented on its recognition as a General Motors Supplier of the Year. The company was one of five tyre makers to gain this distinction at the vehicle manufacturer’s 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, which was held in Orlando, Florida at the end of March.

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Federal Wins Red Dot Award


Federal Tire Corp.’s 595RS-RR UHP tire has won a Red Dot Award for its refined outlook, exceptional steering, and prolonged endurance, the tiremaker said.

“Winning Red Dot Awards is testament to our dedication to tire performance and quality. We are very proud that our 595RS-RR has received such global recognition from the Red Dot Awards and we will continue to enhance our product competitiveness through continuous R&D concentration,” said Da-Wu Chen, global sales and marketing director of Federal Tires.

The Red Dot Design Awards is considered one of the world’s biggest design awards. Evaluations are made based …

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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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Trinseo CEO to receive leadership award


BERWYN, Pa.—The Chemical Marketing and Economics group of the American Chemical Society’s New York Section has selected Trinseo CEO and President Christopher Pappas as the recipient of its Leadership Award for Outstanding Corporate Reinvention.

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


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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Four tire makers among GM’s top suppliers


ORLANDO, Fla.—Bridgestone Corp., Hankook Tire Co. Inc., Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. and Michelin North America Inc. all earned “Supplier of the Year” honors for 2016 from General Motors Co. at the car maker’s recent annual awards ceremony.

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Cooper Product Videos Win Telly Awards


Two product videos for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. took home Bronze honors in the Telly Awards competition.

The award-winning videos included the 2015 video announcing the Discoverer STT Pro off-road tire and a 2016 video that debuted the Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 high performance passenger car tire.

The award-winning videos can be viewed at Cooper’s YouTube page at

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Hankook Wins Red Dot Design Award 2017

Hankook Tire Co. has earned a Red Dot Design Award 2017 for its Laufenn I FIT the studless winter tire.

“Following last year’s multiple wins from Red Dot Design, this award once again solidifies Hankook Tire’s commitment and determination to lead future driving through progressive innovation and creative design,” said Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire. “We will continue to contribute to advancement in driving with aspiration for innovative technology, both through Hankook and Laufenn’s dedicated technology leadership.”

The Red Dot Design Award is an international design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.

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