Goodyear Holds Virtual Annual Meeting, Elects Directors

AKRON, OhioApril 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) announced the election of 13 members to the Board of Directors for new one-year terms at the company’s virtual annual shareholder meeting today.

In addition, shareholders voted in favor of an advisory resolution approving the compensation of its named executive officers and voted to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2021. A shareholder proposal was not approved.

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Lawton Goodyear plant breaks ground

The Lawton Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Plant broke ground Tuesday afternoon on the plant’s 16th equipment modernization project since the plant was built in 1979.

The new project, the addition of an advanced mixer, will be built on the west side of the plant. Construction is expected to start this month and be completed early next year.

The project will allow the Lawton Goodyear plant to improve its mixing capacity and to meet increasingly stringent performance requirements for emerging technologies like electric and autonomous vehicles, said Lester Brooks, manufacturing director of the local plant.

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Goodyear and cinema: an ever-present love story

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company or more simply Goodyear, historic tire company founded by Fred Seiberling in 1898, can be considered today to all intents and purposes a Lovemark, because it exploits in its very particular market a communicative modus operandi that points to the hearts of consumers, making it recognizable, reliable, creating memories capable of going directly beyond the tire and the road. It does this through trans-media marketing, that is covering more or less at 360 ° every possible media angle and getting to mentally and emotionally engage users and future buyers.

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Ontario’s RPRA Consults on Proposed 2021 Registry Fees for Tires, Batteries and Electronics

Consultation open for feedback until May 14, 2021

The Authority is consulting on its proposed 2021 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics. These are fees that registrants pay to the Authority annually to cover the Authority’s costs related to building and operating the Registry, and compliance and enforcement activities.

As in 2020, producers obligated under the Tires Regulation, the Batteries Regulation and the Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Regulation are required to pay Registry fees to the Authority in 2021 (i.e. producers of tires, batteries and information technology, telecommunications and audio-visual (ITT/AV) equipment).

This proposal outlines the proposed 2021 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics.

The Authority intends to consult on its proposed 2021 Registry fees for Blue Box materials and Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) once the final Blue Box and HSP regulations are released. It is expected that producers obligated under the Blue Box and HSP regulations will also be required to pay Registry fees to the Authority in 2021.

Provide your feedback

We are hosting two webinars to review the proposed fees and gain feedback from registrants and other interested stakeholders. The same information will be presented at each session. Sign up for a consultation webinar below:

Stakeholders can also submit their feedback by email to [email protected]aAll feedback must be received by the Authority on or before May 14, 2021.

The Authority will consider the feedback received during this consultation to finalize the 2021 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics. The final fees will be posted to the Authority’s website, as well as a report summarizing the consultation process and stakeholder feedback, and stakeholders will be notified when they have been posted.

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Tire and Rubber Association of Canada Welcomes New Member: Sailun Tire Americas

Cambridge, ON, March 25, 2021 – Tire and Rubber Association of Canada ( announces the addition of Sailun Tire Americas ( as its 25th member. Founded in 2002, Sailun Tire Americas (STA) is a global tire manufacturer with North American-based Engineering, Sales and Marketing operations headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

“We are pleased to have Sailun Tire Americas join our Association,” says Carol Hochu, President and CEO of TRAC. “Sailun is an important global industry player, and we look forward to a cooperative and lasting relationship that will be mutually beneficial.”

“Sailun Tire is thrilled to join TRAC,” said Peter Koszo, President of Sailun Tire Americas. “We look forward working with TRAC in the areas of advocacy, innovation, sustainability, and industry data. 

About Sailun Tire

With total manufacturing capabilities of more than 6.5 million TBR tires, 40 million PCR tires and 70,000 tons of OTR tires in a year, the Sailun Group sells its products in more than 150 countries and regions across Europe, Americas, Asia, and Africa. In North America, Sailun Tire Americas (STA) continues to push the envelope of true value and affordable real-world performance for today’s drivers. The diverse lineup of proven STA passenger and commercial vehicle tire brands are expertly designed in North America and manufactured globally to continue delivering products that exceed market expectations.

About the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada

For more than a century, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) has proudly served as the national trade association representing tire makers, rubber products manufacturers and importers as well as rubber recyclers and suppliers of goods and services for the tire and rubber industry. TRAC helps shape public policy that supports innovation, safety, performance, and sustainability including end-of-life tire management.

SOURCE: Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC); CONTACT: [email protected]

March Markers by Carol Hochu


As I type these words, it’s March 15, bringing to mind Shakespeare’s “Beware the Ides of March” line from Julius Caesar.

Typically, the line connotes gloom and darkness, but historically, the Ides simply refer to the first full moon of a given month, which falls between the 13th and 15th. In fact, the Ides of March once signified the new year, which meant celebrations and rejoicing.

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Coming soon: Smart tires that could help you drive better

New York (CNN Business) – We tend to think of tires as big circular hunks of black rubber that just roll down the road. We don’t think about them much until something goes wrong and you’re stuck waiting for roadside assistance or digging the spare out of the trunk.

If tires could talk, they might demand more respect.

Maybe you’d stop letting them get under-inflated and worn out. Or they could warn you about a nail in the tread that, in a couple days, will make the tire pressure warning light come on. They might even help you drive better, stop sooner and get better gas mileage.

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Sumitomo Rubber joins Japan Hydrogen Association

Sumitomo Rubber has announced that it has joined the Japan Hydrogen Association after its membership application was approved mid-February. The Association’s aim is to promote global cooperation in every part of the hydrogen industry, alongside forming reliable supply chains for hydrogen.

Sumitomo says it is working to achieve net-zero CO2  emissions within its tire manufacturing processes by 2050, and has started to investigate the future use of hydrogen energy at its major tire factories in Japan.

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Mastercraft Grand Touring Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 0121.

The tires may have low tread gauge in the shoulder slot area which could cause tread separation and sidewall failure, the National Highway Traffic Association Says says.

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In 2050, MICHELIN tires will be 100% sustainable

By 2050, MICHELIN tires will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials.

Inspired by the VISION concept tire introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tires 100% sustainable by 2050. Today, nearly 30%* of the components used in the manufacture of tires produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise sustainable raw materials. A Michelin tire is a high-tech product comprising more than 200 ingredients. The main one is natural rubber, but the many ingredients also include synthetic rubber, metal, fibers and components that strengthen a tire’s structure, like carbon black, silica and plasticizers (resins, etc.). Incorporated in perfect proportions, these materials interact to deliver an optimal balance of performance, driveability and safety, while steadily reducing the tire’s environmental impact.
Source: Michelin

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