AirBoss of America Donates ISO-PODS to Toronto Paramedic Services in Battle with COVID-19

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NEWMARKET, Ontario, May 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX:BOS) today announced that AirBoss Defense Group (“ADG”) is donating highly specialized life-saving personal protective equipment to Toronto Paramedic Services. Five negative-pressure individual patient isolation and transportation systems, known as ISO-PODs, will be added to the Service’s resources. …

“Getting our equipment into the hands of first-responders and medical professionals will save lives – the lives of patients and the people administering care,” said Chris Bitsakakis, President and COO of AirBoss of America.  “We’re in this fight together. It’s certainly a point of pride to know our ISO-PODs will be available to help protect paramedics and patients in Toronto.”

 

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German rubber industry poised for double-digit decline

FRANKFURT, Germany—The German rubber industry is set for a “difficult phase” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact suppliers, manufacturers and customers, industry association WDK has reported.

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NR supplier Halcyon Agri, WWF to set up rubber trust fund

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SINGAPORE — Natural rubber (NR) supplier Halcyon Agri Corp. Ltd. and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are joining hands to set up a “rubber trust fund” (RTF) to help enhance the sustainability of natural rubber. Supported by the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) Incubator grant, the two parties will develop a “first-of-its-kind financial mechanism model” that will […]

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TRAC postpones 2020 centennial, recycling events until 2021

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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada is postponing a pair of events scheduled for this year— a centennial meeting/gala and rubber recycling symposium — until 2021 because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic

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CATRA issues 2019 Annual Report

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CATRA is pleased to announce the publishing of its 2019 Annual Report.

Introduced by Brett Eckstein, CATRA’s current Chair, the report features significant member achievements both in 2019 and cumulatively since the inception of their programs.

Building on our 2019 successes, 2020 is set to be another year of achievement and growth – full of opportunities for CATRA to support its members as they work closely with their respective governments to carry out their environmental and economic responsibilities.

The 2019 report is available on CATRA’s website in both English and French.

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TRAC Appoints Bridgestone’s Darious Naylor to the Board

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Cambridge, Ontario; April 23, 2020—Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (www.tracanada.ca) announces appointment of Bridgestone’s Darious Naylor as member of the board.

“Darious will contribute a unique strategic vision and executive insights to our organization. His appointment as board member reflects on his experience and leadership as a consummate industry professional,” says Glenn Maidment, TRAC’s President.

Naylor joined Bridgestone in 2016, and… 

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Liberty Tire Recycling acquires Lakin Tire

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PITTSBURGH — Liberty Tire Recycling has acquired fellow tire recycler Lakin Tire, creating an enterprise with the capacity to collect over 180 million tires and generate 2.6 billion pounds of recycled rubber products annually.

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Welcome to Be Tire Smart’s Winter Tire Cost Calculator

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According to our 2019 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study, 17 per cent of drivers who do not use winter tires cited cost as the main reason they don’t use them. We decided to challenge this perception and created Winter Tire Cost Calculator that will demonstrate that the cost of winter tires can be quite modest in the long run.

Our Winter Tire Cost Calculator will compare the cost of equipping your vehicle with a single set of tires against options of adding a second set of dedicated winter tires (either with or without extra rims or wheels) to your winter driving routine.

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OTR tire conference to feature wide array of speakers

Author Steve Gilliland will discuss how the conscious choices people make every day impact the lives of others during a motivational speech on the final day of the 2020 Off-the-Road Tire Conference, presented by the Tire Industry Association (TIA). …

The program on Feb. 20 will begin with U.S. and Canadian Economic Forecasts presented by TIA’s Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training, and Glenn Maidment, president of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. An End-User Panel will follow, moderated by Modern Tire Dealer Publisher Greg Smith. Panelists include Robert Smart, procurement category manager, mobile equipment, Martin Marietta, and Lonnie Sullivan, strategic sourcing manager, mobile equipment, Vulcan Materials Co.

 

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Tire Industry Mourns the Passing of Brian James

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Brian James, former President of the Tire and Rubber Association (1985-1996) and lifetime industry professional and executive at Dunlop, passed away on February 3, 2020 at the age of 90. His career, spanning over four decades, took him around the world and made him an influential force in the industry globally, and a key figure and dedicated champion of the tire industry in Canada and North America.

“Brian was a mentor and a friend to me personally and to many in the industry. He had uncanny ability to bring people together and share knowledge and ideas for the betterment of our industry and he was always keen to share fascinating and interesting stories from his lifetime in the industry. Brian made a number of important contributions to the Canadian rubber industry, particularly during the original Free Trade Agreement negotiations, where he and a few other key players negotiated a ten-year phase-out of tariffs in an effort to help domestic producers adjust to open borders. During that same period, he helped negotiate a duty remission program with the Feds that ultimately garnered close to a billion dollars of new investment in Canada, which is essentially why we still have a vibrant tire industry in Canada today. He will be sorely missed by many.” Says Glenn Maidment, President of the Tire and Rubber Association. 

A visitation will be held at Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Funeral service will take place on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2 pm at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, followed by a reception.