Ontario Supporting Business Investment and Prosperity during COVID-19

TORONTO April 15, 2021 — The Ontario government is proposing new red tape and burden reduction measures intended to minimize existing barriers on businesses and support a long-term recovery plan. Today, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, announced Ontario’s Spring Red Tape Reduction Package and introduced the Supporting Recovery and Competitiveness Act.

The proposed legislation is the latest in a series of actions that will help businesses and government deliver clear, modern and effective rules that promote public health, safeguard the environment and create jobs. If passed, the act will help more individuals, families and small businesses recover from the economic effects of COVID-19 and prepare them for future opportunities.

The details from the backgrounder pertaining to tires, Resource Productive and Recovery Authority (RPRA), and administrative penalties are as follows:

  • Increase transparency and accountability for the RPRA

  • Reduce burdens and duplicative regulations for the tire industry

  • Strengthen enforcement penalties for polluters

For more information, read the press release & backgrounder.

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TIA Opposes Proposed Minimum Wage Hike

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has signed onto a letter to legislators, voicing its opposition to the recently proposed minimum wage increase.

Here’s the content of the letter, provided by TIA officials.

“Dear Chair Murray, Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Burr, and Ranking Member Foxx:

“On behalf of Main Street businesses across America, we write to strongly oppose the Raise the Wage Act of 2021. Small businesses, ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, are struggling to keep their doors open and keep employees on payroll. More than doubling the federal minimum wage presents a significant obstacle to ailing small businesses trying to survive the pandemic.

“The Raise the Wage Act of 2021 would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over five years, allow for annual automatic increases without the consent of Congress, and eventually eliminate the tipped wage. When small employers are confronted with increased labor costs, they are left with few options, …

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TIA announces 2022 OTR Tire Conference

The Tire Industry Association will hold its 67th annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference Feb. 23-26, 2022, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa in Miramar Beach, Fla. 

This follows the cancellation of the 2021 conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“We are excited to announce the return of the OTR Tire Conference in 2022,” said TIA President Dan Nothdurft. “This is the world’s premier event for the OTR tire community, and we are looking forward to an outstanding conference with a strong educational program, tabletop exhibitions and plenty of time for conducting business and networking.  

The last OTR Tire Conference in 2020 drew more than 500 attendees from 163 companies, 40 states and 12 countries.  

Read the source article at TIRE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Rolling with the changes: Bridgestone Americas’ CEO on leadership now

Ferrari joined the tiremaker in January 2020. Within weeks, he found himself having to navigate a new job and firm amid a rapidly escalating global pandemic. What helped, the 50-year-old Ferrari said, was keeping his eyes on the rest of the world. “I have immediate family in Milan and Turin and those parts of Italy were the biggest first clusters after China, so I immediately knew how severe this was,” said Ferrari, who is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Read the source article at The Business Standard

Global OTR tire library announced it is extending its online shelves

The Global OTR Library announced it is extending its online shelves and adding Wheels & Rims 18 months into its content.

The OTR Library present 48 premium, tier 2, 3, and 4 tire brands recent technical data books on its web platform. They include the traditional market leaders Bridgestone, Goodyear and Michelin but also upcoming challengers such as BKT, Luan and Magna.

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Re-Inventing the Wheel: How CEOs Are Driving the Sustainable Tire of the Future

… Back in 2005 a group of leading tire company CEOs set out to study a range of tire lifecycle issues on an organized basis.

The idea gave birth to the Tire Industry Project. Organized as a voluntary collaboration under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the group’s membership is currently comprised of 11 major tire companies and co-led by Bridgestone, Goodyear and Michelin.

“The main role of TIP is to generate knowledge and science related to human health and environmental impacts,” Director Anne Cécile Rémont told TriplePundit. “TIP came from CEOs who realized that if they mutualized their efforts, it would be more efficient, and they would achieve a much greater impact.”

 

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TIA Gives Legislative Update at Honors Ceremony

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The Tire Industry Association‘s Roy Littlefield III, CEO, and Roy Littlefield IV, director of government affairs, updated TIA members on key legislative issues that the organization is following for its members during Monday’s Tire Industry Honors Ceremony.

 

 
 

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Advanced Tires Market Projected To Hit $1,349.7 Mn By 2030 | Analysis, Sales Revenue, Key players & Future Investment

PORTLAND , OREGON, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2020 / EINPresswire.com / — According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the global advanced tires market for advanced tires is expected to reach USD 1.34 billion by 2030.

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Otr Tire Conference Registration Now Open!

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If you want to tap into the who’s who of the global earthmover tire, retreading and service industries, the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference is the place to be. Now in its 66th year, the event regularly attracts the industry’s movers and shakers, who come to network, learn, conduct business, swap ideas, reconnect and have some fun.

Don’t let the golf tournament or leisure activities fool you. The event is all business, with a supplier’s

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Tire Review Podcast: Hankook’s New All-Weather Tire & COVID-19 Effects

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As the fall and winter seasons approach, your customers will be coming into your shop to gear up for the weather ahead – and some may need new tires. Luckily, you have options. Maybe you fit them with an all-season depending on where you live, or perhaps their best bet is a designated winter tire. For situations sandwiched between those two, a tire in the all-weather segment could be a better bet.

Read the source article at Tire Review