TRAC’s Glenn Maidment caps 51-year rubber industry career


Growing up in the Kitchener/Waterloo area of Ontario, Glenn Maidment pretty much had three career paths he could have chosen: meat packing, automotive or rubber manufacturing. After 51 years in the rubber industry, he believes he made the right choice.

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Michelin Announces Price Increase For Commercial Tire Lines In US, Canada ´╗┐


Michelin North America Inc. has announced a price increase up to 6% for the commercial Uniroyal tire line and select off-highway products in the United States and Canada. The increases will be effective July 1, with additional details provided directly to customers.

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Uniroyal Tires launches Tiger Paw Touring All-season tire


Uniroyal Tires is launching the Tiger Paw Touring All-Season, a tire for passenger cars, minivans, CUVs and SUVs, in 114 sizes that will cover more than 196 million of the 245 million vehicles on the road today.

The new product offers consumers a 45-day ride guarantee and features an optimized footprint for even treadwear. Its all-season compound and high sipe density give the Tiger Paw Touring All-Season traction and biting edges for rain, light snow and muddy conditions.

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Global Tires Market Analysis, Estimates Trends, and Forecasts, 2016-2024: Growing Role of Nanotechnology Offers Benefits That Cover the Entire Life-Cycle of Tires

DUBLIN, Jan 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “Tires – Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts” report has been added to’s offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin…

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Michelin consumer campaign to boost Uniroyal brand, tiger population


GREENVILLE, S.C. — As part of a campaign to reinvigorate the Uniroyal tire brand, Michelin North America has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund program that aims to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.

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Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers


In 2017 the brand that had the overwhelming share the tire conversation was Michelin with a convincing 20.15 percent of the discussion. In second was Nitto Tires with roughly half that at 11.97 percent of the conversation. The third most discussed brand at 10.76 was BFGoodrich, edging out Goodyear at 9.2 percent. Rounding out the top five is Pirelli at 8.06 percent of the conversation.


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Michelin Launches Uniroyal-branded UHP and All-Terrain Tires


Uniroyal Tires, owned by the Michelin Groupe, has launched two new products, the ultra-high-performance Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2 and the all-terrain Laredo AWT 3.

Both tires feature improved mileage warranties.

The Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2 is the next-generation ultra-high-performance tire from Uniroyal with 10 more sizes available than its predecessor, covering 82 percent of the ultra-high-performance market. The 42 sizes in the range will be available in rim diameters from 16 to 20 inches.

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Former Uniroyal President Sheldon Salzman Dies


Sheldon Salzman, former president of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company, died December 26, 2017, in Florida at the age of 87.

Active in the tire industry for over 35 years, Salzman joined the Naugatuck, Connecticut chemical division of the U.S. rubber company where he held various manufacturing, research and development positions. He became head of its engineering development department in 1965.

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Bauer Built Acquires Mankato Oil Commercial Tire Center


Wisconsin-based Bauer Built Inc. has acquired Mankato Oil Company Inc.’s commercial tire center in Mankato, Minn., further expanding the dealer’s service network in the southern Minnesota market.

Mankato Oil will continue to operate its retail location at 1771 Bassett Drive.

“This commercial location will offer similar services as our current locations including in-store and on-site services, certified Hunter alignments, fleet maintenance, wheel refinishing, mounted wheel programs and other value-added services,” said Tad Bauer, Bauer Built president. “We will also provide all leading tire brands including Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Continental, General Tires, Hercules Tire, and Michelin Retread tires to our customers in Southern Minnesota.”

The new Bauer Built Tire Center is located at 55181 210th Lane, Mankato, Minn.

Bauer Built now operate 33 Tire Centers, seven Michelin Retread Technology retread plants and four wheel-refinishing operations.

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Michelin issued inconsequential noncompliance by NHTSA


The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an inconsequential noncompliance to Michelin North America’s petition for its 186 Uniroyal Tiger Paw AWP II passenger tyres.

The P215/70R15 97T tyres were manufactured between 10 and 13 January 2016 and incorrectly labelled after two digits in the DOT code were swapped accidentally. As a result, the date code reads “0126,” indicating the first week of 2026, instead of correct “0216”.

Because Michelin will change the code for the plant in question to a three-digit number by April 2025, it is impossible that any tyres manufactured at that plant in January 2026 will have identical tyre identification numbers to those named in the petition, Michelin said in a statement on the matter.

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