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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Toyo U.S.A. promotes, re-assigns territory sales directors

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CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has promoted Chad Stanley, a strategic account business development manager since 2017, to director of sales, northern division, and re-assigned two other regional sales directors to new territories.

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U.S., Canadian officials converge on Mexico City to seal final changes to trade deal – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S. Congress before the end of the year. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday night she expected the final language of the U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) to be set by Tuesday, which would bring Democrats to a “moment of truth” on whether to proceed to passage.

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Gates unveils hydraulic hoses for demanding environments

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DENVER—Gates Industrial has introduced a new hydraulic hose line, which it says is redefining high-pressure hydraulic performance.

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Survey Finds Majority Of Americans Unsure Of Their Ability To Drive In Winter Weather

When it comes to driving during the winter, nine in 10 Americans don’t trust others to stay safe on the road, although only 41% are confident in their own winter-driving abilities. And with many roads across the U.S. experiencing icy conditions throughout the winter, 48% of drivers even avoid running errands or traveling at all (42%) due to weather concerns.

 

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DRI makes deal, invests for future growth

COLDWATER, Ohio—Recycled rubber compounder DRI Rubber has grown rapidly in a short span thanks partially to an acquisition and a plant expansion, along with the addition of more machinery and personnel.

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USTMA to issue ‘call to action’ on scrap tire issues at Dec. 4 recycling event

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is planning to issue a “call to action” on Dec. 4 at the 2019 Scrap Tire Recycling Conference in Greenville, S.C., to develop new “sustainable, circular end-use markets” for scrap tires.

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How to Grow Your Tire Business 20% Annually

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It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, how long you’ve been in business or how large of a business you run—to grow your sales, you have to find your “why.” That’s exactly what Danny Smith, owner of six Same Day Automotive Tire Pros stores in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area did.

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ARPM to fund new training program

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NDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers’ board of directors has approved new funding to support the creation of a new training curriculum.

Rubber Operator Training – Material Mixing and Compression/Transfer Molding is designed to train the rubber processor, something the ARPM said is the first of its kind in the rubber industry.

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Goodyear, rubber industry make parade part of US Thanksgiving traditions

US Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And the tradition of the parade would be far different if it weren’t for the rubber industry, which has helped to bring giant cartoon balloons to life for almost 100 years.

 

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