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    1. TIA going online for Annual Meeting and SEMA Show events

      TIA going online for Annual Meeting and SEMA Show events

      The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is going online with its Annual Membership Meeting, Tire Industry Honors and educational sessions that originally were planned for this fall’s Global Tire Expo (GTE)/SEMA Show.

      Not only will these events now happen as Zoom events, but they will be held mostly on the same days they were scheduled had the in-person 2020 GTE/SEMA Show taken place.

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    2. Australian tire recycler can turn old tires into hydrogen

      Australian tire recycler can turn old tires into hydrogen

      Australian tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, which has already developed world-first technology that can commercially and economically turn end-of-life tires (ELTs) into high value, oil, carbon and steel, can now take the carbon raw material and turn it into hydrogen.

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    3. Hankook launches all-weather Kinergy 4S2 tire for the US Market

      Hankook launches all-weather Kinergy 4S2 tire for the US Market

      Hankook Tire announced it has launched its all-weather Kinergy 4S2 in the North American market.

      The IF Design Award-winning Kinergy 4S2 features excellent dry, wet and snow performance complete with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake rating. The Kinergy 4S2 will be offered in rim diameters between 15-20 inches and will carry a 60K mile warranty, road hazard warranty and 30-day free trial.

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    4. Bridgestone reminds drivers about important role tires play in road safety

      Bridgestone Americas is urging drivers to perform tire safety and maintenance practices as part of National Tire Safety Week (August 31 – September 6).

      Led by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), the National Tire Safety Week “Know Your Roll,” initiative aims to educate consumers about proper tire care and maintenance as they take to the road for the upcoming Labor Day weekend and throughout the remainder of the year.

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    5. Michelin Energy Guard combined with X One tires reveal fuel savings

      According to an independent third-party certified fuel-economy testing by Melissa Valley Transportation Solutions, the Michelin Energy Guard system coupled with a Michelin X One tire package demonstrated a combined fuel savings of 17.01 gallons/1000 mile. The Michelin Energy Guard is a SmartWay-verified and CARB-compliant solution from Michelin Aerodynamic Solutions.

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    6. Alliance Tire appoints Brian Gibbs as new Chief Financial Officer

      Alliance Tire appoints Brian Gibbs as new Chief Financial Officer

      Alliance Tire Americas announced that Brian Gibbs has joined the company in the role of Chief Financial Officer at its U.S. headquarters in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

      With more than 20 years of financial experience and three previous CFO positions, Gibbs will be contributing his expertise in creating financial, operational and strategic plans to help the ATA team execute on its continuing achievement of double-digit annual growth.

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    7. Bridgestone releases new Sustainability Report for 2019-2020

      Bridgestone has published its 2019-2020 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s new Mid-Long Term Business Strategy, as well as its efforts to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

      In this report, Bridgestone reveals New Mid-term Environmental Targets – Milestone 2030 – aiming to accelerate the company’s ambition toward “decoupling” to further reduce its environmental impact.

      “Sustainability is an indispensable part of all of the Group’s activities and are core elements of our growth strategies and corporate culture,” said Bridgestone’s Global CEO and Representative Executive Officer Shuichi Ishibashi. “Recognizing this, we have kicked off initiatives to more deeply integrate sustainability strategies into our daily operations. We see tremendous business and social opportunity in co-creating new value with our employees, partners, customers and others. We’re pleased to share more about our strategy and approach within this Sustainability Report.”

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    8. Tire Industry Association announces new board appointments

      The Tire Industry Association (TIA) board has elected Jim Pangle of Fountain Tire as board secretary and reelected Mike Wolfe of Southeastern Wholesale Tire to a third term as board treasurer, effective Nov. 2, 2020.

      “The election of Jim Pangle as TIA secretary and re-election of Mike Wolfe as treasurer ensures a lot of association leadership experience on the Executive Committee in these unique times,” said Roy Littlefield, TIA CEO. “Jim has been a long-time TIA board member and brings a unique background to the position of secretary as a tire dealer from Canada. Mike, meanwhile, has been a solid steward of TIA’s finances for many years. Together their experience and understanding of the tire industry will greatly benefit TIA as the association celebrates its 100-year history this year and prepares for the future.”

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    9. Alliance Tire named North American Materials Supplier of the Year

      Alliance Tire named North American Materials Supplier of the Year

      Alliance Tire was named North American Direct Materials Supplier of the Year by AGCO, the world’s largest agricultural equipment manufacturer focused solely on the agriculture industry.

      Alliance was recognized by AGCO for performance in cost, collaboration, innovation, account management, coordination and flexibility. AGCO officials noted that Alliance—the only tire supplier recognized during the event—exhibited strong coordination and alignment with AGCO, and improved factory efficiency.

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    10. Giti Tire announces new Adventuro HT Highway All Season Tire

      Giti Tire announces new Adventuro HT Highway All Season Tire

      Giti Tire launches the new Adventuro HT Highway All Season Tire to provide long mileage and a smooth, quiet ride for North American SUV and pickup truck owners.

      “The new Adventuro HT showcases American Engineering by our US R&D Center and high quality American manufacturing from our plant in South Carolina.

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    11. Australian tire recycler plans to expand into the European market

      Australian tire recycler Green Distillation Technologies, developer of the world-first technology that turns end of life tyres (ELTs) into high value, refinery-ready oil, carbon and steel, believes it can now expand into the European Market.

      GDT Chief Operating Officer Trevor Bayley said that the recent statement by Faziler Cinaraip at the webinar organized by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) who said that only 42 percent of the 12 million tonnes of ELTs generated in Europe each year are recycled, had heightened their interest.

      “We are working hard to bring our first two Australian processing facilities in Warren in Western ...

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    12. Cooper Tire launches new Roadmaster RM258 winter drive tire

      Cooper Tire has expanded its Roadmaster brand with the Roadmaster RM258 winter drive tire for regional haulers.

      Featuring an open shoulder design with four rows of lugs, the tire is Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake certified. Helping the tire achieve that rating are shoulder notches and chevron grooves for excellent bite in winter conditions. It was designed for regional applications, and comes in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes with load range H.

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    13. Michelin expands Sportbike tire range for road and truck use

      Michelin expands Sportbike tire range for road and truck use

      Michelin has renewed its entire Sport offering by launching four new motorcycle tire ranges this year:

      1. Michelin Power 5
      2. Michelin Power GP
      3. Michelin Power Cup 2 and
      4. Michelin Power Slick 2

      “As the official tire supplier for MotoGP, Michelin is thrilled to provide an entire new range of sportbike tires for the track and street,” said Shane Messner, director of two wheel for Michelin North America.

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    14. BFGoodrich Tires celebrate 150 years of innovation and performance

      BFGoodrich Tires celebrate 150 years of innovation and performance

      BFGoodrich Tires started as a small rubber company in Akron, Ohio in 1870, and 150 years after, it became a powerhouse of innovation and performance enablement.

      During the past century and a half, BFGoodrich’s accomplishments include the first pneumatic car tire produced in the U.S., tires for the first car to drive coast to coast, tires on the historic flight of the Spirit of St. Louis, the first tubeless tires, the first radial tire in the U.S., and tires on the Columbia space shuttles.

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    15. TIA and GfK to hold webinar on COVID-19 and what’s next for tire retail

      TIA and GfK to hold webinar on COVID-19 and what’s next for tire retail

      The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and market research firm GfK US will hold a webinar about what comes next for the U.S. retail tire marketplace as the nation begins reopening from the coronavirus lockdowns.

      “Beyond the Crisis: A Roundtable on COVID-19 and What’s Next for Tire Retail,” will take place Monday, June 22, at 2 p.m. EDT. To register, go to https://insights.gfk.com/covid-19-gfk-tia-tires-webinar-2.

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    16. Michelin moves Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4

      Following the earlier cancellation of the Movin’On Summit in Montreal, Michelin has decided to hold the Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4.

      The spotlight for this online event will be on: the ongoing durable mobility challenges tackled by Movin’On Communities of interest, and the Grand Finale of the Movin’On Startup Challenge.

      “In these troubled times, we can all witness how essential mobility is. In this context, Movin’On lives and works on with even more determination to carry on co-innovating and to propose new sustainable mobility solutions and models.

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    17. Yokohama Tire to reopen Salem, Virginia plant on June 1

      Yokohama Tire announced it has reopened its tire manufacturing plant in Salem, Virginia on June 1.

      Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia was closed as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

      As the factory reopens, the company has implemented several new safety procedures and protocols to ensure the health and welfare of all personnel upon their return.

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    18. TIA opens registration for 2nd week of free training webinars

      TIA opens registration for 2nd week of free training webinars

      The Tire Industry Association has opened registrations for the second week of Automotive Tire Service (ATS) webinars focusing on the topic of Demounting, Mounting and Inflation.

      These sessions will take place three times daily from Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28, 2020. Registration for week two is now open at https://www.tireindustry.org/automotive-tire-service-webinars.

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