U.S., Canadian officials converge on Mexico City to seal final changes to trade deal – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S. Congress before the end of the year. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday night she expected the final language of the U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) to be set by Tuesday, which would bring Democrats to a “moment of truth” on whether to proceed to passage.

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Kal Tire opens OTR tire retread plant in Mexico

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CANANEA, Mexico — Kal Tire has opened an OTR tire retread plant in Cananea to supply a number of the open-pit copper mines located in northwest Mexico.

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AIA Canada Hosts Holiday Networking Reception

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On the evening of November 27, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Committee hosted a holiday networking reception.

The event took place from 6 pm to 10 pm in The Rec Room Roundhouse located at 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, a group of around 20 guests gathered at the venue to share an evening of relaxed conversations.

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Fountain Tire, Canadian Tire execs receive marketing awards

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Strategy magazine recently named Denise Gohl-Eacrett, Fountain Tire’s director, brand and customer experience, and Susan O’Brien of Canadian Tire Corp. as 2019 Marketers of the Year.

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Playground in British Columbia dedicated to industry vet Don Blythe

SURREY, British Columbia — Don Blythe’s legacy as a champion for the tire recycling industry was enhanced recently with the dedication in his honor of a soft-surface playground composed of more than 1,000 recycled tires not far from Mr. Blythe’s home in Surrey.

Mr. Blythe, a former president of OK Tire as well as a Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Western Canada Tire Dealers (WCTD) board member, was instrumental in establishing Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC), one of the original tire recycling programs in the world.

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Eight-in-ten winter tire owners say winter tires have saved them from a hazardous situation: survey

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Cambridge, Ontario, Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eighty per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from loss of control or a collision, according to a new Leger survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) www.tracanada.ca.

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Cancarb president has high hopes for business

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CLEVELAND—Peter Donnelly, the new president of Cancarb, was appointed to the post at the time the company began a 20 percent expansion of production capacity at its thermal carbon black manufacturing plant in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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Are winter tires worth the investment?

Every winter, my brother-in-law teases me for putting winter tires on our two SUVs. He says they’re a cash grab and aren’t necessary with all-wheel drive. He thinks that if winter tires really made a difference, they’d be required by law. – Jamal, Edmonton Winter tires aren’t just for snowflakes. If you live anywhere in Canada with snow and ice, which is almost everywhere, they’re better than all-seasons at keeping you from sliding into the ditch. “Should most Canadians be using winter tires?

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LabsCubed robot helps with multi-sample testing

CLEVELAND—Kitchener, Ontario-based LabsCubed Inc. exhibited at the International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland Oct. 8-10, showcasing its CubeOne limited-production tensile strength testing robot.

The CubeOne allows operators to test up to 12 samples at a time, according to LabsCubed publicity. A robot automatically loads and unloads samples, and smart grips ensure accurate and consistent tests, the company said.

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OTDA Names New Board

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The Ontario Tire Dealers Association (OTDA) represents approximately 500 Ontario independent tire retailers.

The OTDA recently announced the appointment of the following board members:

President – Bob Bignell, Veritech Mfg. & Wholesale Inc

Vice President – Harold Boake, Steelcase Tire

Secretary – Rejean Murry, O.K. Tire Service (Val-Rita)

Treasurer – Glenn Warnica

Additionally, elected to the board:

Jim Taleporos – Midas Canada Inc.

Bruce Barnim – Tirecraft Ontario

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