SUVs, CUVs could be curtailing OE tire growth

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Akron, Ohio – The share of the US original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires — defined as H-rated and higher — has risen for eight straight years, according to US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) data, to nearly 56% and 45%, respectively.

A closer inspection of the data, however, shows the share held by V- and Z-rated tires has plateaued at OE at roughly 20% but continues to grow steadily in the replacement…

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USTMA Pushes for Support of Ohio Unsafe Used Tire Bill

It’s no secret that unsafe used tires put consumers in danger and many tire dealers’ reputations at risk.

And to promote that message during National Tire Safety Week, The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association joined Ohio state legislators Tuesday morning to support a bill that would prevent the installation of unsafe used tires on Ohio vehicles.

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USTMA pegs 2018 tire shipment growth at 0.8%

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Washington –The US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is projecting tire shipment growth across the board in 2018, albeit at rather modest rates ranging from 0.4 to 3.7%.

Overall, shipments of passenger, light and medium/heavy truck tires are forecast to rise 0.8% to 319.1 million units, the USTMA said, without indicating what factors are influencing its forecast.

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GfK: LT tires led ‘sluggish’ 2017 U.S. replacement market

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NEW YORK — Despite a unit sales decline of 3.1 percent last year, light truck (LT) tires led a sluggish U.S. consumer tire market in 2017 vs. 2016, according to the latest data issued by analytics firm GfK Group.

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2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium Coming in November

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The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems, are pleased to be hosting the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium, held on November 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada

This symposium brings together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry, including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations, as well as government and academia. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the varied approaches in Extended Producer Responsibility, and to compare successes and opportunities for delivering and meeting our industry’s goals.

 

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” 

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” theme starts with the premise that corporate sustainability is fully embedded at the highest level of the industry. But what of the value chain as tires move through the market distribution channels to the final end-user? Do we have sustainable market players throughout the channels who act in accord with corporate sustainability goals and, more importantly, can these players operate in an ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic sphere in the same way as their major suppliers?

To be sure, there are other drivers at play such as economic factors, market conditions and legislative imperatives that can work to either stymie or encourage taking sustainability. The 2108 Symposium will attempt to explore all sides of the issue in order to take the industry’s corporate sustainability where it needs to be. 

When:

November 7-8, 2018

Where:

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
ON L2G 3K7, Canada

 

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USTMA Releases Dates for National Tire Safety Week 2018

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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has announced that National Tire Safety Week 2018 will run from May 21-28, and will feature the theme “Know Your Roll.” The campaign aims to educate consumers about proper tire care and maintenance, including the potential concerns with unsafe used tires.

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USTMA welcomes Giti Tire USA as newest member

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U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) welcomed Giti Tire USA as its newest member. The USTMA Board of Directors unanimously approved the company’s membership at the association’s spring Board of Directors meeting.

Tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S are eligible for USTMA membership. Giti began tire production at its new Richburg, S.C. facility in October of 2017. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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USTMA honors 6 tire makers for safety achievements

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Assocations has honored six of its member companies with 20 Safety and Health Improvement Program awards.

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The Manufacturing Institute Honors Cooper Tire’s Anne Roman With 2018 STEP Ahead Award

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The Manufacturing Institute has recognized Anne Roman, vice president, communications and public affairs for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award for 2018. Roman is among 130 women nationally who earned the honor this year from a field of hundreds of nominees.

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Michelin’s Clark Elected to USTA Board

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Scott Clark, chairman and president of Michelin North America, has been elected to the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association’s Board of Directors.

“We are very pleased to welcome Scott to the USTMA Board of Directors,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO. “His deep and diverse experience with Michelin in the U.S. and abroad will bring unique perspectives to our Board and we look forward to his input and engagement.”

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