Despite all of the marketplace challenges, commercial tire dealers and retreaders are very optimistic about the future, as am I.
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.
November 7-8, 2018
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
ON L2G 3K7, Canada
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.
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.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Assocations has honored six of its member companies with 20 Safety and Health Improvement Program awards.
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.
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.”
INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana legislature will consider a bill sponsored by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association that would ban the sale of unsafe used tires for road use.
The global tire industry almost saw another big merger in 2017, but there was plenty of other activity keeping firms busy in the year. From new investments to new structures, here are four of the biggest events within the tire sector.
Doublestar tries to buy Kumho
It looked for a moment another big-time tire merger was about to happen.
Doublestar Tire Co. Ltd. had agreed to acquire Kumho Tire Co. Inc. for about $830 million in March, but in September Kumho creditors rejected the deal after Doublestar allegedly asked for the price to be reduced by 16 percent amid disputes over trademark rights.
The deal is on thin ice as both sides were…
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), the national trade association for tire manufacturers in the U.S., anticipates that total 2017 U.S. tire shipments will decrease by less than one percent to 316.8 million units compared to 2016.
USTMA expects original equipment passenger tire shipments to decrease by 3.4 million units compared to 2016, while passenger replacement tire shipments are projected to increase by 0.8 million units.