Bridgestone Americas appoints new Chief Information Officer

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Bridgestone Americas announced Taren Rodabaugh has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Bridgestone Americas effective August 31.

She will lead the information technology strategy in support of the company’s ongoing evolution to become a sustainable mobility and advanced solutions company.

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Hankook launches all-weather Kinergy 4S2 tire for the US Market

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Hankook Tire announced it has launched its all-weather Kinergy 4S2 in the North American market.

The IF Design Award-winning Kinergy 4S2 features excellent dry, wet and snow performance complete with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake rating. The Kinergy 4S2 will be offered in rim diameters between 15-20 inches and will carry a 60K mile warranty, road hazard warranty and 30-day free trial.

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Cabot to Increase Prices for Rubber Carbon Black Products in North America

BOSTON – August 13, 2020 – Cabot Corporation will increase prices by $.03 per pound on all carbon black products sold by its Reinforcement Materials segment in North America, effective October 1, 2020, or as customer contracts allow.

This price increase is necessary to address the substantially increasing costs to provide reliability and supply assurance to customers as the industry rebounds from the COVID-19 crisis and experiences rising utilizations in line with long-term fundamentals. In particular, Cabot is investing in the range of $200 million for NOx and SOx reduction projects to meet US EPA requirements, with additional spending for operating expenses and ongoing sustaining and improvement projects. Cabot was the first manufacturer in the carbon black industry to reach an agreement with the EPA to minimize air emissions and is on track to meet upcoming industry deadlines in 2021 and 2022. Taken together, these expenditures and the associated price increase will enable continued quality and supply security for Cabot’s customers and sustainability benefits for its employees, customers and communities.

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Michelin redesigns X One Line Energy T2 trailer tire

Michelin North America, Inc. is launching the redesigned Michelin X One Line Energy T2 tire for the line-haul market.

“The trailer-wheel position is a challenging position for long-haul tire design. The free-rolling wheel position is subject to variable loads, less maintenance and irregular wear,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of B2B marketing at Michelin North America. “This new Michelin X One Line Energy T2 product delivers both improved tread wear while providing fuel and weight savings, lowering the total cost of ownership for fleets, especially during this economically challenged time in the trucking industry.”

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Michelin’s Maestro platform to orchestrate fleet service efficiency

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has introduced a digital cloud-based platform, called Maestro, to help with service planning and scheduling for commercial fleets.

“Fleets frequently struggle with efficient ways to optimize planning and schedule service work to maximize uptime for their vehicles,” Ralph Dimenna, global director of Michelin Services and Solutions, said.

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Michelin updates North American tire lines

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Michelin North America recently announced two new additions to its tire range. The first, aimed at the freight market, is the X One Line Energy T2, which the company claims is the most efficient trailer tire it has produced to date.

“The trailer-wheel position is challenging for long-haul tire design. The free-rolling wheel position is subject to variable loads, less maintenance and irregular wear,” explained Adam Murphy, vice president, B2B marketing, Michelin North America.

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Michelin is demonstrating resilience through an unprecedented crisis

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124,000 125,400 1 Free cash flow: net cash from operating activities less net cash used in investing activities, adjusted for net cash flows relating to other financial assets, before distributions. 2 At period-end. Covid-19: impact of the health crisis on the Group’s financial position at June 30, 2020 Review of the information released by the Group during the first six months of the year On February 10, 2020, the Group issued its guidance for 2020 excluding any impacts from a systemic crisis caused by Covid-19. On March 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm CET, the Michelin Group …

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Michelin Previews Its ‘Most Advanced’ Passenger Tire

Michelin North America Inc. recently provided a sneak preview of what Alexis Garcin, the company’s chairman and president, calls “the most versatile and advanced passenger tire that Michelin has developed in more than two decades.”

The Michelin CrossClimate 2 made its debut during a July 22 virtual launch event for Michelin tire dealers.

The tire, which will boast nearly 80% consumer vehicle market coverage when its lineup is complete, “is ideal” for North American drivers, Garcin said during the event. He added that the CrossClimate 2 “significantly raises the bar for safety.”

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Michelin Debuts CrossClimate2 All-Season Tire in Virtual Event

Michelin North America held a virtual product event on July 22 to introduce the Michelin CrossClimate2 to its dealer network, ahead of the all-season tire’s official launch on Aug. 3.

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The culmination of science and innovation, and more than 630,000 miles of testing, the CrossClimate2 is “redefining the all-season tire,” said Alexis Garcin, chairman and president of Michelin North America, Inc. in his opening remarks.

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Koppers Holdings Inc. Issues Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

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PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) today announced that it has published its annual Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR), which details the company’s comprehensive efforts and enhanced strategy to create a more sustainable future through:…

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