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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Triangle tire plants in China back to near full production

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Franklin, Tennessee — Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd.’s tire plants in China are back to operating near full capacity after a lull created by the Chinese New Year and subsequent coronavirus shutdown.

“With much uncertainty about how the coronavirus pandemic will affect global tire production, we are grateful that the four Triangle plants are now operating at above 90% capacity,” Triangle Tire USA CEO Manny Cicero said.

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Titan to keep US facilities operating as normal

Titan International, which manufactures Titan Tires, Titan Wheels and Goodyear Farm Tires, has announced its intentions to keep its USA manufacturing plants operating as normal as part of its bid to help the national food and agriculture industries maintain operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Michelin to immediately, permanently close Scotland tire plant

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DUNDEE, Scotland—Michelin’s passenger tire plant in Dundee, targeted for closure by year-end, instead immediately will close permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Giti’s U.S. operations on line; company monitoring situation

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is continuing to operate its factory in South Carolina and its U.S. distribution centers without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic but is prepared to make “necessary adjustments as needed in a timely manner.”

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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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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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Ontario: List of Essential Workplaces amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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Ontario publishes list of essential services effective Tuesday March 24 at 11:59PM for 14 days amid COVID-19 outbreak.

For the purposes of this order, businesses include any-for-profit, non-profit or other entity providing the goods and services described herein. This does not preclude the provision of work and services by entities not on this list either online, by telephone or by mail/delivery. Note that teleworking and online commerce are permitted at all times for all businesses.

Supply chains

1. Businesses that supply other essential businesses or essential services with the support, supplies, systems or services, including…

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Quebec: List of Essential Workplaces amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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The Gouvernement du Québec has ordered the closing as of Wednesday, March 25 at 00:01 until April 13, 2020 of all non-essential stores and services.

It should be noted that all businesses can always engage in teleworking and e-commerce.

All businesses that produce inputs or raw materials necessary for priority services and activities must maintain their activities accordingly, bearing in mind the directives from public health authorities. …

 

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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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