Walmart honors Giti Tire with U.S. manufacturing award

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Inc. has honored Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. with a U.S. Manufacturing Award that recognizes offshore suppliers that have initiated production in the U.S.

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Chris Monroe to be honored at NCTDA conference

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Chris Monroe of Monroe Tire & Service in Shelby, N.C., will be honored as the Dealer of the Year at the upcoming North Carolina Tire Dealer Association (NCTDA) industry awards night.

The event will be held March 2 at the Raleigh City Center Marriott & Convention Center located in Raleigh, part of the two-day NCTDA Expo/Trade Show.

Mr. Monroe recently served as a member as the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) board of directors.

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Hankook Tire launches 2018 Design Innovation Project

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Hankook Tire launched its ‘2018 Design Innovation’ project in association with the prestigious UK’s Royal College of Art. The Design Innovation is a project held every two years since 2012 that realizes the infinite possibilities of a tire through designing creative and realistic alternatives to driving.

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TTI Awards 2018: Shortlist revealed!

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With just a month to go until Tire Technology Expo 2018 gets underway in Hannover, Germany, the shortlisted nominations for this year’s Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence have been revealed!

The awards are decided by the votes of a 30-strong panel of experts from the tire industry and academia. The winners will be announced during the Expo at a Gala Dinner in the beautiful Kuppelsaal at the Hannover Congress Centrum, on the evening of February 21.

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4 tire makers earn global ‘Good Design’ awards

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ATHENS, Greece — The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has honored tires from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Federal Corp., Group Michelin and Nexen Tire Corp. with “Good Design” awards.

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Sumitomo Rubber North America Wins Technology Award for Mobile App

Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. (SRNA) has won the 2017 Ventana Research Leadership Award in the Digital Technology category.

SRNA was honored for developing an iPad application that gives its sales personnel easy access to competitor pricing, fitments for popular vehicles in the area, and more. The app combines data from SRNA’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and sales systems with tire market data to provide salespeople with the insight needed to do their jobs better, and help customers make informed purchasing decisions. 

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Drive like a woman: Hankook Tire awarded for safety campaign

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When my mate Scotty uttered that I drove like a woman he meant it as a slur, but the joke is now on him – it turns out that this is an award-winning driving style. The award is a bronze 2017 Epica Award in the online campaigns – automotive category, and was given to Hankook Tire Sweden for a short video highlighting the over-representation of men, and younger men in particular, in Sweden’s road accident statistics.

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Emmie Leung Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful

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Over the past 40 years, Emmie Leung, Founder and CEO of Emterra Group, has led her company from a fledging, one-woman start-up, to a widely recognized and regarded leader in waste recycling and resource management. During the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) Awards in Toronto, Emmie was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Winners in the category of Entrepreneurs.  

In the Women’s Executive Network’s announcement, Sherri Stevens, President & CEO of PhaseNyne (parent company of Women’s Executive Network – WXN) stated, “The Top 100 Awards showcases the leaders that are helping to drive positive change and progress and to remind us of the importance of empowering women in our workforce.”

“This award program recognizes women who have pushed the boundaries and are in a constant pursuit of leadership excellence,” said Emmie. “It is a complete honor to be included with this group of exemplary people and to be recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.”  

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TTI Awards open for nominations!

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Nominations have opened for the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence – the world’s biggest celebration of endeavor in the field of tire development and manufacturing. Nominations are open in the following five categories until December 1, 2017:

Environmental Achievement of the Year

In recognition of environmental advances in the tire industry

Tire Technology of the Year

In recognition of important advances in technology

Tire Industry Supplier of the Year

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Cooper Tire’s Evolution H/T earns new Product Award

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Cooper Tire’s new Evolution H/T was named a New Product Award winner in the tire and related product category at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas.

Recognizing outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the automotive specialty equipment market, the new product awards competition considered nearly 3,000 products in 16 categories.

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