The Past 50 Years of the Us Tire Industry A Bumpy Road

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The last five decades of the US Tire Industry was quite eventful and marked by a series of mergers and acquisitions involving mostly foreign players who were far ahead in adopting advanced tyre manufacturing technologies. Today, the tire industry in USA is the largest of any in the world and its future will be similar to what will be seen in the rest of the world, since world tires are now similar in construction and operation and depend more upon vehicle use than nationality.

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Tire Guru integrating Tiremetrix registration, TPMS platforms

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LOGAN, Utah — Business management software developer Tire Guru Software has begun integrating Tiremetrix L.L.C.’s Tire Registration Plus and TPMS Manager platforms with its own Business Center products.

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Goodyear unveils new tires, technology at 2018 Customer Conference

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NASHVILLE—Goodyear made some tire industry music in the Music City, unveiling several new products during its 2018 Customer Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.

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The US Rubber Industry Challenging Times

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The might of the US rubber industry over the years has grown by leaps and bounds. Changing with the times, the region continues to be a major force in terms of rubber and tyre consumption apart from being a major producer and consumer of synthetic rubber (SR), a host of speciality rubber chemicals and home to a booming US$130 billion medical devices market, the largest in the world. The region is also fiercely competitive in all aspects of the wider tyre market — passenger car tyres, truck and bus tyres, agricultural tyres and OTR tyres.

The United States’ rubber industry has an eventful past, a pulsating present and a challenging future. During the late 19th century, Ohio emerged as the leader of rubber production in the United States. Numerous rubber companies 

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Tim Fulton, Jim Mayfield Join Giti Tire Executive Team

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Giti Tire has named Tim Fulton as chief operating officer of Giti Tire Manufacturing USA and Jim Mayfield as senior executive vice president of sales and marketing in North America. It also promoted eight-year Giti veteran Lou Monico to vice president sales and marketing for Canada, with concurrent responsibility for corporate accounts.

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TTI Awards 2018: Shortlist revealed!

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With just a month to go until Tire Technology Expo 2018 gets underway in Hannover, Germany, the shortlisted nominations for this year’s Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence have been revealed!

The awards are decided by the votes of a 30-strong panel of experts from the tire industry and academia. The winners will be announced during the Expo at a Gala Dinner in the beautiful Kuppelsaal at the Hannover Congress Centrum, on the evening of February 21.

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WCTD Announces Passing of Don Blythe

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Western Canada Tire Dealers (WCTD) has announced the passing of former executive director Don Blythe. Blythe, a 2010 TIA Hall of Fame inductee, had over 60 years of experience in the tire industry. He passed on January 5.

Blythe began his career with Goodyear in 1957, and spent much of his career as an employee and franchisee of OK Tire, where he was ultimately named president in 1983.

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Marvin Bozarth to Retire from TIA at the 2018 OTR Conference in Florida

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(Bowie, MD – 1/4/2018) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, announced today that Senior Technical Consultant Marvin Bozarth, will officially retire at the upcoming 2018 Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference. Mr. Bozarth has been with TIA since 1990 and has served as the Executive Director of the American Retreaders Association (ARA) and International Tire and Rubber Association (ITRA) from 1991-2002.

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Editorial: Year ending with much uncertainty heading into 2018

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The end of any year is not only a time to look back at what happened and why, but also an opportunity to cement plans heading into the new year. Though as the rubber industry heads into 2018, there are many things that currently are uncertain.

A lot of that centers around activities in Washington, where many agenda items remain unsettled that will impact greatly companies in our industry going forward.

Of course, the item at the top of all of the newscasts are the House and Senate tax bills that will have an effect on all companies, big and small.

But that’s hardly the only topic that will be watched closely.

At or near the top of that list for the manufacturing community is the ongoing re-negotiation talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S. currently…

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Year in review: Global tire players transform footprint

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The global tire industry almost saw another big merger in 2017, but there was plenty of other activity keeping firms busy in the year. From new investments to new structures, here are four of the biggest events within the tire sector.

Doublestar tries to buy Kumho

It looked for a moment another big-time tire merger was about to happen.

Doublestar Tire Co. Ltd. had agreed to acquire Kumho Tire Co. Inc. for about $830 million in March, but in September Kumho creditors rejected the deal after Doublestar allegedly asked for the price to be reduced by 16 percent amid disputes over trademark rights.

The deal is on thin ice as both sides were…

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