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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Goodyear Chemical Plant Earns Osha Vpp Star Status for Safety

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that its Houston chemical plant has earned certification to Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Goodyear Houston is the fourth of the company’s four U.S. chemical plants to achieve VPP certification, underscoring Goodyear’s long-term commitment to safety leadership.

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Bridgestone Celebrated as Major Employer

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Bridgestone’s Joliette tire manufacturing plant wins the “Coup de Coeur” Award.

Bridgestone’s Canadian passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facility in Joliette, Quebec has been recognized as a significant job creator in the Lanaudière region during the Prix Créateurs d’emplois du Quebec Awards Gala.

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Ontario students use recycled tires in OTS-sponsored design project

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TORONTO—Young Ontario artists and designers from Sheridan College Industrial Design and University of Toronto Landscape Design used the equivalent of 854 recycled tires to redesign a community space as part of Ontario Tire Stewardship’s third Student Design Challenge.

Dubbed the “Shaw Bench,” the installation on Toronto’s Artscape Youngplace includes a sustainable, integrated bench and bike rack, according to the OTS.

The bench’s modular design makes the bench highly adaptable, allowing for a variety of configurations, it said.

The OTS held a competition in June 2016, with 32 students from five post-secondary schools participating, the stewardship organization said.

OTS Student Design Challenge participants attended a three-day “Design Jam,” working alongside industry professionals to develop recycled rubber-based design concepts and present them to judges, it said.

The winners, who went on to design the “Shaw Bench,” included:

  • From University of Toronto Landscape Design, Andrey Chernykh, Leonard Flot and Tim Kwok, and;
  • From Sheridan College Industrial Design, Alexandra D’Oliviera, Michael Mofina, Patrick Marchent and Neil Smith.

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Tire Review Announces Winner of 2017 Top Shop Awards

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Tire Review revealed the winner of its prestigious Top Shop Award, presented by Coats, now in its 11th year, during a special 3-day event in Nashville, Tenn. The event celebrates the success of the winners and finalists in achieving Top Shop honors and is attended by the Top Shop “final four” as well as past award recipients.

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Hankook Tire Concept Tires at IDEA Awards

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A pair of futuristic concept tires earned Hankook Tire both Bronze and Finalist awards at the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) ceremony.

The International Design Excellence Award is a premier international design competition sponsored annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and judged by top design experts across the globe. It is known as one of the world’s top three most prestigious awards alongside the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Award.

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Continental Named a Best Place to Work in S.C.

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Continental Tire has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina”. The award, created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group, recognizes and honors the best employers in the state of South Carolina, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.

“We are excited to be recognized for the fourth time as a Best Places to Work in South Carolina,” said Rick Ledsinger, vice president of Human Relations for Continental North America. 

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Nexen Wins Design Awards

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Two of Nexen Tire’s products have won the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

The winners of the IDEA 2017 are ‘N’FERA AU7,’ a commercially available tire product, and ‘BREATHRE’, a future-oriented conceptual tire.

‘N’FERA AU7’ is an ultra-high performance (UHP) tire developed for high-ends sedans. ‘BREATHRE’ is an air purifying concept tire designed to contribute to reducing the recent environmental problems such as air pollution and fine dust.

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Bridgestone Honoured by VW

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Bridgestone was recognized by Volkswagen Group Award for Innovation & Technology.

During the 15th edition of the Volkswagen Group Awards, Bridgestone received an award in the category of Innovation & Technology.

“Bridgestone teams worldwide are honoured by this prestigious award for Innovation & Technology,” said Paolo Ferrari, CEO & President of Bridgestone EMEA.

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