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    1. Nexen touts AI-based technology to cut tire, vehicle noise

      SEOUL, South Korea — Nexen Tire Co. Ltd. has developed an artificial intelligence-based technology that it claims will allow it to reduce both tire noise and pass-by noise generated by cars and tires.

      The company said the AI- and big-data-base "prediction system" has been in development since 2018 in partnership with Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group and Inha University in Korea and will help it increase customer satisfaction, improve the environment and research and development (R&D) time and costs.

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    2. Robert Mercer, Goodyear CEO during Goldsmith raid, dies at 96

      Robert Mercer, Goodyear CEO during Goldsmith raid, dies at 96

      AKRON — Robert E. Mercer, who spent more than four decades working for Goodyear and is perhaps best known for fending off a hostile takeover attempt in 1986, died Aug. 28 at his home in Akron of natural causes. He was 96.

      Mr. Mercer, whose career at Goodyear spanned 42 years — including six as chairman and CEO — arguably will be most remembered for leading the effort over a two-month period of 1986 to pushing back against a hostile takeover attempt by Anglo-French financier Sir James Goldsmith.

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    3. USTMA adds board members, asks chair to remain in place

      USTMA adds board members, asks chair to remain in place

      WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representatives from both Kumho Tire and Pirelli are joining the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association board.

      Yong-Sik Shin of Kumho and Pietro Berardi of Pirelli were elected to the group during a July 29 virtual meeting, the trade group said.

      Board Chair Steve McClellan, president of Americas for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. also saw his current term extended through October 2021.

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    4. Michelin's Maestro platform to orchestrate fleet service efficiency

      Michelin's Maestro platform to orchestrate fleet service efficiency

      GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has introduced a digital cloud-based platform, called Maestro, to help with service planning and scheduling for commercial fleets.

      "Fleets frequently struggle with efficient ways to optimize planning and schedule service work to maximize uptime for their vehicles," Ralph Dimenna, global director of Michelin Services and Solutions, said.

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    5. TIA resets centennial events for 2021

      BOWIE, Md. — Reacting to the cancellation of the 2020 SEMA Show, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) is moving its centennial celebrations — originally scheduled for the week of Nov. 2 in Las Vegas — to November 2021 to coincide with the 2021 SEMA Show.

      The Specialty Equipment Market Association disclosed Aug. 5 its decision to cancel the 2020 SEMA Show due to the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic presents in trying to stage a major convention and trade show.

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    6. COVID-19 restrictions delay studded tire removal deadlines

      COVID-19 restrictions delay studded tire removal deadlines

      AKRON—Officials in Alaska, Oregon, Quebec and Washington state have extended their respective deadlines for removing studded tires because of COVID-19 pandemic-related business hour limitations.

      The extensions for getting studded tires removed are:

      • In Alaska, May 11 instead of April 1 or May 1, depending on latitude;

      • In Oregon, May 15 instead of April 30;

      • In Quebec, June 5 instead of May 1; and

      • In Washington, May 15 instead of March 31.

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    7. USTMA seeks federal help as the tire industry deals with COVID-19 fallout

      USTMA seeks federal help as the tire industry deals with COVID-19 fallout

      WASHINGTON — The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) again is calling for economic relief from the federal government for its members in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      "Tire manufacturers continue to face unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19," USTMA CEO Anne Forristall Luke said in a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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    8. TIA creates coronavirus resources page on website

      TIA creates coronavirus resources page on website

      BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has added a coronavirus (COVID-19) resources page to its websitetireindustry.org.

      The COVID-19 page is for use by TIA members and others as they navigate the impact of the pandemic, TIA said.

      "TIA created this resources page in response to the high volume of questions we have been getting from members concerned about how new federal and state regulations impact them," TIA CEO Roy Littlefield said.

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    9. High turnover may be new norm in industry

      You're not alone if you feel like every time you get a new hire trained, he or she leaves the business. It is a problem echoing across the U.S. retail tire industry.

      And it may be the "new norm," according to one expert who studies hiring trends in the industry.

      Low unemployment — 3.6% in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — has changed the identity of the entry-level workforce.

       

       
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