Yokohama Tire Receives Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar for 7th Straight Year

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Yokohama Tire Corp. has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award for the seventh consecutive year. The award – Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) – went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan. The plant produces OE and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tires for a wide range of equipment.

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Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje earns Northern Lights Award

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje recently received the Northern Lights Award of Distinction, awarded by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his corporate, community and industry leadership.

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Continental silicone insulation system wins Hanover Messe 2019 energy award

HANOVER, Germany—Continental’s silicone rubber-based insulation system, Conti Thermo Protect, received the Industrial Energy Efficiency Award at the Hanover Messe 2019.

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U.S. Tire Manufacturers Recognized for Achievement in Worker Safety

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) awarded seven tire manufacturers with a 2019 Sustainability Award for Safety and Health for their work in advancing occupational health and safety.

“USTMA members share an aspirational vision for the U.S. tire manufacturing industry of zero injuries and illnesses in the workplace,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO.

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Michelin Wins ‘Best In Corporate Social Responsibility’ Recognition At 2019 PRWeek Awards

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Research shows that improperly maintained tires are contributing to the No. 1 cause of teen deaths in the U.S. – car accidents. To ensure teens take tire safety seriously, Michelin North America connected the dots between sneakers and tires to ignite kids’ awareness about how proper air pressure and tread depth can save lives.

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Pirelli P Zero Tire Named ‘Best Sporting Tire’ According To German Magazine Auto Bild

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Pirelli’s flagship tire has claimed first place in a test organized by German magazine Auto Bild. The magazine carried out a comparative test of 11 tires for its Auto Bild Sportscars publication – all of which were vying for the accolade of best summer tire. The size chosen by the German journalists to test was 245/45 R18, the fitment from which Pirelli identifies top of the range equipment. This is the market sector that the Italian firm is focusing on most.

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Yokohama’s Tire Specs App Wins iF Design Award

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Yokohama Tire’s new tire specs app for dealers is the recipient of a prestigious 2019 iF Design award.

The app received this recognition in the iF Design service design category. Yokohama has designed the app to help empower its consumer, commercial and OTR dealers to demo and showcase its products to customers as per their specific needs.

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Tire Business to honor tire industry’s Best Places to Work

AKRON — You’re confident that your tire business is among the best in the country. So why not share that news with your peers as well as your community?

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Bridgestone’s ‘high strength rubber’ wins environmental award

Hanover, Germany – Bridgestone Corp.’s high strength rubber’ (HSR) has won the “environmental achievement of the year” accolade at the Tire Technology International Awards earlier this month.

“This new polymer will drastically reduce the consumption of raw materials and energy,” said Toshio Nishi, emeritus professor at University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology and member of the judging panel.

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Yokohama Tire’s Mobile Tire Specs App for Dealers Wins iF Design Award

The new Yokohama Tire specs app has received a 2019 iF Design award.

The app, which won in the iF Design’s service design category, is a mobile experience that enables and empowers consumer, commercial and OTR dealers to demo and showcase Yokohama products to customers based on their individual needs.

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