Tire recycling talk will increase in 2020

WASHINGTON — Scrap tire recycling continues to be one of the most important issues facing the industry, as signified by the recent call to action by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) to all affected parties to intensify the development of new sustainable, circular end-use markets for scrap tires.

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Ergon positioned to serve evolving market

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CLEVELAND—The rubber processing oils market has seen a number of changes during the years, including a shift in the focus of big refineries that aren’t likely to supply RPOs anymore and changes in materials brought on by regulations.

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Hankook Tire America introduces Soo II Lee as new President

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Hankook Tire America announced that Soo II Lee will assume the role of President effective this month. Lee succeeds Hosung Suh who began his term as President in July of 2017.

Lee previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the America headquarters from 2009 through 2012. Suh will return to Hankook’s global headquarters in Seoul, Korea to take over a new position this month.

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2019 Year in Review: USMCA passage highlights partisan year in D.C.

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WASHINGTON — Tariffs and trade were the big government-related news out of Washington in 2019, a year in which partisan gridlock combined with the pending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump to prevent much legislation from passing Congress.

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Delinte launches mobile-first website as part of rebranding campaign

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MIAMI — Sentury Tire USA Inc. has launched a mobile-first website, Delintetires.com, as part of its rebranding campaign to attract a younger audience for its Delinte brand.

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US tyre retailer Les Schwab for sale

USA-based tyre retailer Les Schwab Tire Center has confirmed it is seeking new ownership. In a statement issued on 24 December, the shareholder family of founder Les Schwab shared that “given the complexities of a fifth-generation family business and managing a company of our size, we are at an important point in the life of Les Schwab Tire Center.

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Paulo Ferrari to succeed retiring Gordon Knapp as Bridgestone Americas CEO

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TOYKO—Bridgestone is promoting Paulo Ferrari to president, CEO and chief operating officer of Bridgestone Americas Inc.

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Automakers to pay $3 billion in new U.S. tariffs under USMCA: budget estimate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s rewrite of North American trade rules will cost automakers nearly $3 billion more in tariffs over the next decade for cars and parts that will not meet higher regional content requirements over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates.

 

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Sentury targets younger audience with rebrand of Delinte

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MIAMI — With an eye toward attracting a younger generation of customers, Sentury Tire USA Inc. is rolling out a rebranding campaign for its Delinte brand.

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Hera Kitwan Siu Elected to Goodyear Board

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2019 – Hera Kitwan Siu, chief executive officer, Greater China, for Cisco Systems, Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

“We are pleased to welcome Hera Siu to the Goodyear Board of Directors,” said Goodyear Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Richard J. Kramer. “Hera is a dynamic and transformative leader who has spent her career breaking new ground, launching innovative go-to-market strategies and growing companies. As we continue to position Goodyear as a leader in the future of mobility, her extensive technology background and deep knowledge of the China marketplace will be extremely valuable to the company and its shareholders.”

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