Firestone Ag Hosts Nuffield International Farming Scholars


Firestone Ag, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, hosted 10 Nuffield International Farming Scholars at the Firestone Ag tire plant in Des Moines, Iowa, to provide a glimpse inside the tire manufacturing process.

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars is a global network of farmers that works to provide insight growth to members through leadership.

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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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TIA Board Of Directors Elects New 2017-‘18 Officers


The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, held its mid-year board of directors meeting on June 21-23 and elected Brian Rigney as its new board secretary, effective Oct. 30.

Rigney is currently the president of Dill Air Controls Products and has 16 years of experience within the tire industry.

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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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Michelin launches 2017 Tyre Academy

A 16-strong group of tyre dealership staff have taken part in the first Michelin Tyre Academy programme of 2017 – a dedicated training course aimed at members of the Michelin Auto Professional network develop the next generation of expert technicians.

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Michelin unveils Vision for tire of the future


Montreal, Canada – Michelin has introduced a remarkable new concept tire called Vision, which features a range of its future-oriented and sustainable mobility technologies.

The Vision tire is airless, connected, rechargeable, customisable and organic, and can function “both a wheel and a tire,” according to information released at Michelin Movin’On 2017 global sustainability conference in Montreal.

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Industry expert: dandelion a “viable” NR source


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Alternative sources of natural rubber are no longer in the realm of speculation but are now viable technologies for tire manufacturing, a pair of speakers claimed at the 33rd Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference in Hilton Head, April 19-21.

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Speakers urge tire makers to embrace shakeups in market


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Steve Charles, vice president, product development for Bridgestone Americas Inc.

“All tire companies must become technology companies first, and tire manufacturers after that.”

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Bridgestone Issues Tire Safety Tips Ahead of Summer Driving Season


NASHVILLE, Tenn.May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With the busy summer driving season fast approaching, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) is leading a nationwide safety campaign to encourage drivers to properly maintain their tires. The effort is one way the company is promoting National Tire Safety Week (May 28 – June 3), an industry initiative led by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

“Enhancing mobility is a strategic priority at Bridgestone, and one fundamental to our commitment to serve our communities,” said Jim DeMouy, vice president of environmental, health, safety and sustainability, Bridgestone Americas. “Tire safety is a critical piece of smart and safe mobility solutions, which is why we are working to educate drivers of all vehicles about the importance of proper tire care and maintenance.”

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2017 Environmental Health and Safety Summit

Columbus, Ohio—The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Summit is designed to share best leadership and safety practices with industry professionals hoping to achieve world-class safety within their companies.

This one-of-a-kind learning and networking conference will focus on uniting manufacturing executives from across the United States. Attendees will focus on best practices in environment, health and safety along with becoming a better leader.

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