Canadian RubberSource Launches Global Growth Initiatives

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO (PRWEB) JUNE 16, 2020: RubberSource’s first growth initiative was to expand sales and warehouse facilities to support their planned growth. November 2019 marked the opening of RubberSource Europe, with a sales office in Germany and a warehouse in Poland positioned to supply Europe, Africa, Middle East, and China.

RubberSource’s Canadian headquarters, located within 200km of 4 U.S./Canadian borders, has also expanded to serve the Americas. Soucy-Techno – Rubbersource’s manufacturing partner based in Sherbrook, Quebec – has a new, fully integrated and automated manufacturing process at their ISO 9001:2015 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Soucy-Techno has also recently expanded its warehouse to 3,300 m2 to address the increased demand. RubberSource consistently maintains 200 rolls of rubber in inventory and can manufacture any other requirements in less than 2 weeks, quite often in 3-5 business days.

The second initiative is…

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Aftermarket Stabilizing, but Uncertainties Remain Says AIA

Following on from its initial survey on the impact of COVID-19 on business conditions in the automotive aftermarket, conducted April 20-May 8), AIA Canada has released the results of a second study.

Conducted between June 1 and 12, 2020, the study targeted aftermarket business owners and employees across the country, including parts manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, warehouse distributors, collision centres, mechanical service shops and quick lube centres.

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AIA Canada Announces the Cancellation of Canada Night Held During AAPEX 2020

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada announces that the 2020 edition of Canada Night has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of participants.

Originally scheduled for November 3, 2020, Canada Night was to have taken place during the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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NAFTA replacement leaves many guessing in auto industry

Imagine being asked to bake a cake but not being told what kind of cake you’ll be baking and knowing you’ll be judged on the results. You might know you need milk, eggs and flour, but whether the cake needs to be chocolate or carrot is pretty important, too, and will change what you pick up during your shopping trip.

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Bridgestone Launches Bandag MaxTread Tire Line

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Bridgestone says the Bandag MaxTread line features Bandag retreads as a stand-alone, single unit tire solution, rather than a traditional tire cap and casing offering. The line includes trailer, drive and all-position fitments for light truck, waste, long haul, severe service and pickup and delivery applications.

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Goodyear Joins Turo To Provide Timely Cleaning Service For Its Car-Sharing Community

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AKRON, Ohio , June 8, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT ), through its innovative fleet servicing platform, AndGo by Goodyear, is providing on-demand and on-location professional vehicle services for Turo, the leading peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace. The AndGo by Goodyear offer for Turo hosts is currently available in Southern California , with more markets coming soon.

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TRAC’s President Glenn Maidment Announces Retirement at the 100th AGM

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Cambridge, Ontario; June 11, 2020—Tire and Rubber Association of Canada’s President announces retirement after more than 50 years in the industry.

After leading one of the industry’s preeminent associations since 2001, Glenn Maidment announced at TRAC’s Annual General Meeting of Members on June 9, 2020, that he will be stepping down and retiring at the end of 2020. He will continue to lead the Association, assist the Board in search for a new President, and ensure a smooth and seamless transition for the Association. TRAC’s Board is also setting up a committee to launch the search for the new President (interested candidates can find the position requirements here: https://bit.ly/TRACPresident, and should forward inquiries to HR@tracanada.ca).

“Celebrating TRAC’s first centennial feels like an appropriate time for me to pass on the reins to the next generation of leaders in the Canadian tire and rubber industry,” says Maidment. “I have had the distinct privilege of serving as President of TRAC for the past 19 years and believe we have accomplished much together, though there is always more to do. On a personal note, working for TRAC and our industry has been the most rewarding experience I could ever have imagined for myself and I thank our Board and Members for the opportunity to serve this wonderful industry.”

“When people speak of the tire industry in Canada, they generally speak of Glenn Maidment,” says Paul Christou, TRAC’s Chair, and Controller at Goodyear Canada Inc.

Incoming Board Chair, Tony Mougios, and Canadian Zone Director – Consumer Products Division, Michelin North America said, “Glenn has been a fixture in the industry and an instrumental figure on all the key files the industry has been working on for the past 30 years. On behalf of all the TRAC’s members: “Thank you, Glenn, for the decades of faithful service and your contribution. Congratulations!””

About TRAC:

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; www.tracanada.ca) is the national trade association representing the interests of tire and other rubber manufacturers and importers of rubber goods into Canada, together with rubber recyclers and suppliers whose goods or services directly relate to our industry. The Association was established in 1920 under the name The Rubber Association of Canada, only recently changing its name to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada to more accurately reflect the Association’s role within the industry and what it does for its membership.

TRAC Announces 100th Annual General Meeting’s Outcomes

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Cambridge, Ontario; June 11, 2020—Tire and Rubber Association of Canada announces the outcomes of its virtual 100th Annual General Meeting held on June 9, 2020.

 

AGM Outcomes:

1)     The members duly elected the Board of Directors and Officers:

 

Tony Mougios       Chair (Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.)

Maureen Kline       1st Vice-Chair (Pirelli Tire Inc.)

Paul Downey         2nd Vice-Chair (Pliteq Inc.)

Matt Livigni           Treasurer (Continental Tire Canada Inc.)

       

Neil Bansal             Western Rubber Group

Chris Bitsakakis     AirBoss of America Corp.

Paul Christou        Goodyear Canada Inc.

Keshav Das            BKT Tires (Canada) Inc.

Darious Naylor     Bridgestone Canada Inc.

Robert Rist             Cabot Canada Ltd.

 

2)     The Board moved to establish a new End-of-Life Tire Standing Committee. Led by Dr. Barry Takallou of CRM of Canada Processing, the Committee will manage all issues related to tire and rubber recycling.

 

3)     Following Glenn Maidment’s announced retirement at the end of 2020, the Board moved to set up a Search Committee which will manage the screening and interviewing of potential candidates for a new President.

 

About TRAC:

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; www.tracanada.ca) is the national trade association representing the interests of tire and other rubber manufacturers and importers of rubber goods into Canada, together with rubber recyclers and suppliers whose goods or services directly relate to our industry. The Association was established in 1920 under the name The Rubber Association of Canada, only recently changing its name to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada to more accurately reflect the Association’s role within the industry and what it does for its membership.

Contact: info@tracanada.ca

AirBoss Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

NEWMARKET, Ontario, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) (the “Company” or “AirBoss”) today announced that it has appointed Mr. Frank Ientile to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

“Frank brings broad experience in the diversified industrials space, in addition to specific expertise in the automotive and heavy transportation sectors, to his new role with AirBoss,” said Mr. Gren Schoch, Chairman and CEO of AirBoss of America Corp. “His three decades of financial management experience will be invaluable as we continue to work to grow each of our operating businesses and drive margins through a combination of strategies including new product introductions and continuous improvement initiatives.”

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Michelin moves Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4

Following the earlier cancellation of the Movin’On Summit in Montreal, Michelin has decided to hold the Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4.

The spotlight for this online event will be on: the ongoing durable mobility challenges tackled by Movin’On Communities of interest, and the Grand Finale of the Movin’On Startup Challenge.

“In these troubled times, we can all witness how essential mobility is. In this context, Movin’On lives and works on with even more determination to carry on co-innovating and to propose new sustainable mobility solutions and models.

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