Giti Tire Plant Earns Pair of Management Certifications

Giti Tire Manufacturing Ltd. has received two quality management certifications for ISO 9001-2015 and IATF 16949-2016. Giti and GT Radial brands are manufactured at the plant. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for quality management systems (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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Nexen Tire Debuts New Podcast

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Nexen Tire America, Inc. is debuting a new podcast, the Nexen Tire Talk Show.John Hagan, Nexen Tire’s executive vice president of sales, will host the podcast and deliver the latest on tire- and automotive-industry news. The podcast provides listeners with the inside scoop on tire releases, company updates, motorsports involvement, tire manufacturing, tire technology and more. Seven podcast episodes are already available for streaming.

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Nokian Tires announce next phase hiring of workers at its US Factory

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Nokian Tires has begun the second stage of hiring at its factory in Rhea County, Tennessee, where it is preparing to launch a second shift of production. Nokian Tires plans to hire upwards of 50 team members starting in September.

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Bridgestone TBR Tire Plant Celebrates 30 Years

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Bridgestone‘s truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing plant in Warren County, Tennessee, recently celebrated 30 years of operations. The Warren County tire plant began manufacturing TBR tires in 1990 and today employs more than 1,000 people. The plant is located in Morrison, Tennessee. In 2018, Bridgestone announced a $40 million investment in the plant to meet market demand and address emerging customer needs.

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Maxam Opens Solid-Tire Factory

Maxam Tire has opened an all-new advanced and automated solid tire production facility. The recently opened factory is fully owned and operated by Maxam, representing a major commitment to the specialty solid tire segment, according to the company.

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Trelleborg and China take action for bluer skies

Trelleborg Wheel Systems implements new environmental measures at its China facilities linked to the country’s “three-year action plan for Blue Sky protection” to reduce air pollution, as per the 2016 Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Paolo Pompei, President of Trelleborg Wheel Systems, says: “With sustainability in mind, Trelleborg is continuously investing in its state-of-the-art facilities in China, which have been set up in synergy with the environment and people.

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U.S. auto suppliers cheer as carmakers relaunch, but long-term worries remain – Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) – Auto parts suppliers across North America said they are encouraged as major automakers accelerate production after coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, but are holding back on hiring and investment because of longer-term uncertainty. U.S. automakers reopened most assembly plants in late May after states began loosening restrictions, and stronger-than-expected retail auto sales in May have automakers ramping up production of the highly profitable trucks and SUVs consumers are buying. However, several auto suppliers interviewed by Reuters worry about demand heading into 2021. U.S. and global auto sales are not expected to recover to pre-COVID-19 crisis levels until 2022 …

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Cimcorp separates tyre and warehousing sales teams

Finnish automated equipment specialists Cimcorp has separated its tyre manufacturing and warehousing/distributions sales teams due to increased demand. The new structure of system sales at Cimcorp’s headquarters, which is effective from the beginning of June, is designed to “support the company’s growth and form the basis for…continuing development”.

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Yokohama Tire to reopen Salem, Virginia plant on June 1

Yokohama Tire announced it has reopened its tire manufacturing plant in Salem, Virginia on June 1.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia was closed as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

As the factory reopens, the company has implemented several new safety procedures and protocols to ensure the health and welfare of all personnel upon their return.

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Cooper restarts production in Mexico

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has restarted production in El Salto, Mexico, on a limited basis.

New health and safety measures have been put in place including employee health disclosures, increased cleaning and disinfection, social distancing and physical barriers, and visitor restrictions.

Similar procedures have been put in place at plants in China, the USA and Serbia, which have reopened following temporary closures.

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