Tire and Rubber Industry Navigates the New Normal in International Trade

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, (TRAC) held its biennial Tire & Rubber Summit on June 19 and 20 in King City, Ont. The precursor of the Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day—bring together C-level executives to reveal latest trends, collaborate, and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry with the spotlight on Canada.

“Canadian manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes,” says Glenn Maidment, President of the Association. “The NAFTA renegotiation undoubtedly represents the core sign of times of the global challenges facing Canada. But trade agreement between Canada and the E.U., as well as potential agreements within Mercosur in South America, and a pivot toward China cannot be discounted when it comes to their potential profound effect on Canada. We want to create conversation on how such fundamental changes challenge not just how the tire and rubber industry approaches business, but how we approach business in Canada.”

Regarding international trade and NAFTA, McMaster University’s Automotive Policy Research Centre discussed the deep integration of the automotive sector throughout United States, Mexico and Canada, and Royal Bank of Canada provided 

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TRAC Treads into Trade

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada held its 2017 Tire and Rubber Summit at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, Ontario. The Summits theme was “Navigating the New Normal in International Trade,” and included discussions regarding NAFTA, economic benefits of an integrated automotive industry in North America and other related topics. 

The Keynote presentation at the Chair’s Opening Dinner was presented by …

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Tire Vulcanizer Market 2016 Global Manufacturers,Application,Technology (By Geography,Segment) Market Research Report 2021


This report focuses on the Tire Vulcanizer in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

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Summary of Latest News in the Global Rubber Industry


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Opinion – Burning tires is bad for business and the environment – Opinion By Dan Chassie


HALIFAX, June 8, 2017 /CNW/ – If you believe Lafarge-Holcim, the provincial government is about to give it a substantial portion of my family’s tire recycling business so they can use it as fuel.

The $40-billion French multinational has been telling media since the middle of May that they will soon be burning 350,000 scrap tires a year from Divert Nova Scotia to fuel a relatively small cement kiln in Brookfield.

If that’s true, Nova Scotia will be abandoning a successful used tire management policy that is an integral part of our solid waste management system.

And, of course, it’s another blow to small business in Nova Scotia.

These are tires that our company, Halifax C&D Recycling Ltd., currently converts into tire-derived aggregate (TDA), an environmentally safe, engineered product that replaces and often outperforms gravel in a host of construction applications.

Burning tires is illegal in Nova Scotia, so Lafarge would require an exemption to do this. It would also need an environmental approval from the Environment Department. So why is Lafarge so confident of the outcome?

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General Motors to push for sustainability in tire industry


Transforming the global rubber and tire supply chain to create lasting, environmentally sound sustainable rubber production requires a collaborative approach. Through an industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights.

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National Road Safety Week in Canada

May 15 – 21, 2007

An important safety initiative by police enforcement agencies across the country will take place during National Road Safety Week. Canada Road Safety Week a police initiative supporting the national effort aims to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

This special week is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices is a priority. The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: sober and alert driving, seat belt use, and intersection related incidents involving drivers, riders and pedestrians. All enforcement agencies across the country have been invited to participate.

“The deaths, pain and personal trauma that result from carelessness behind the wheel can be prevented,” says Jack Smith, President of the Canada Safety Council. “Police agencies across the country are collaborating on this project because they have seen more than enough of that, and because they know that the involvement of the driving public is essential to achieve safer streets and highways.”

This week has been strategically chosen, as it is the first “summer” long weekend. More people are traveling and traffic collisions are more frequent.

In Canada, there have been 2,923 deaths and 17,529 serious injuries in 2005 related to vehicle collisions. These are just numbers but they represent moms, dads, sisters, brothers, loved ones, co-workers, neighbours. It is unacceptable to the Canada Safety Council.

Let’s all work to improve public safety on our roadways.


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Register Today – Tire & Rubber Summit 2017: Navigating the New Normal in International Trade

Join us on June 19th and 20th in King City, Ontario, to explore the latest developments in the Canadian tire and rubber industry.

These are tumultuous times for international trade, so it’s no surprise that the Summit 2017 will focus on the questions of trade, as the Canadian rubber manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes.

As NAFTA comes under fire, the Canadian industry is inundated with trade agreements between Canada and E.U., and potential agreements with South America (Mercosur) and a seeming fast-paced pivot to China, with others coming on soon.

With NAFTA renegotiations underway, the U.S. is raising prospects of a border tax on automotive products, and disregarding how deeply integrated the automotive industry is across North America, causing a major concern for the automotive industry, a principal industry for tire and rubber manufacturers.

Tire & Rubber Summit 2017 comes at a critical time and may be the perfect anecdote to make sense of it all with learned colleagues and expert panelists to discuss the major issues and challenges affecting our businesses, our market and our country. 



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Goodyear Promotes STEM Careers with Scholarships, Grants


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is awarding $28,000 in grants and scholarships as part of the tiremaker’s 19th Annual STEM Career Day, hosted by The University of Akron.

Three high school students will be awarded $5,500 for winning the Rube Goldberg Challenge, and 20 students will receive scholarships.

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