TIA creates coronavirus resources page on website

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BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has added a coronavirus (COVID-19) resources page to its websitetireindustry.org.

The COVID-19 page is for use by TIA members and others as they navigate the impact of the pandemic, TIA said.

“TIA created this resources page in response to the high volume of questions we have been getting from members concerned about how new federal and state regulations impact them,” TIA CEO Roy Littlefield said.

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Industry veteran Steve Hutchinson founds marketing, sales agency

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Tire industry veteran Steve Hutchinson has founded Tire Brands America (TBA), a sales and marketing agency for foreign-sourced brands that don’t have a U.S.-based sales team and/or who may be underserved in terms of sales and marketing.

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Suspension of operational activities “will undoubtedly have severe, long-lasting reverberations for our industry”

Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association has called for support measures to mitigate the increasingly severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Europe’s tire industry.

Health concerns, supply shortages, low demand and government restrictions have led many ETRMA member companies to announce temporary closures of their European manufacturing facilities.

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Most of China’s tire makers resume production

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Beijing – Over 90% of China’s tire makers had resumed production as of the end of February, and most of those companies had 80% employees returning to posts.

Nevertheless, the facilities were running at an average of 45% utilisation rate, significantly lower compared with the same period a year ago, noted a China Rubber Industry Association’s tire sub-committee.

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TIA set to clarify provisions of new Coronavirus Legislation

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The just-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 has generated numerous calls to the Tire Industry Association (TIA) from worried members concerned about how this legislation might impact them.

“This has led to confusion for TIA members as to how the Act applies to them and what the tax ramifications are,” said TIA CEO Roy Littlefield.

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How Tire Manufacturers are Responding to COVID-19

As the coronavirus continues to spread, Tire Review reached out to tire manufacturers to see how their companies are responding to this global pandemic and the economic challenges that have come with it.

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High turnover may be new norm in industry

You’re not alone if you feel like every time you get a new hire trained, he or she leaves the business. It is a problem echoing across the U.S. retail tire industry.

And it may be the “new norm,” according to one expert who studies hiring trends in the industry.

Low unemployment — 3.6% in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — has changed the identity of the entry-level workforce.

 

 

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TIA Board of Directors 2020 Nominations

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is now accepting nominations for board service. Any member of TIA or official representative of an industry association may recommend candidates to the Nominating Committee. Nominations must be received at the TIA office no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday May 4, 2020 , for consideration.

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German rubber industry braces for ‘zero growth’ after 2019 decline

Frankfurt, Germany –Germany’s rubber industry is set for zero-growth in 2020, after a 4.2% year-on-year decline to €11 billion in 2019, the WDK has forecast.

Both the tire industry and technical rubber segment posted a decrease in sales for last year, according to the German rubber industry association.

Tire deliveries fell 4.4% to €4.5 billion and technical rubber sales dropped 4% to €6.4 billion, said a WdK industry survey issued 4 March.

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Tire Industry Moves to Improve Sustainability, Reduce Waste (Part One)

End-of-life tires pose multiple environmental problems, with some, but limited, options to manage them and turn them into other products. This three-part series looks at issues around producing sustainable tires and reducing tire waste, as well as innovations to address those issues. Read part two here, and read part three here.

In part one below, we highlight developments such as Goodyear’s work to replace petroleum-derived oil with soybean oil in its product and a new process whereby one company has used spent tires to create asphalt roads—to the tune of 7,000 miles of road across multiple states.

 

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