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  • Joint summit in the works for NIBA, PTDA

    Aug 20, 2014

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.—Two associations plan to hold a Joint Industry Summit in the fall of 2017. NIBA—The Belting Association—and the Power Transmission Distributors Association said the meeting will offer enhanced benefits that are only possible through a joint conference.

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  • Inaugural World Tire Expo to be held in New Orleans

    Aug 20, 2014

    ESSEN, Germany—Organizers of the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo are planning to bring their franchise to the U.S. with the World Tire & Retread Expo, scheduled for April 15-17, 2015, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

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  • ITEC speaker: Chinese tires here to stay

    Aug 20, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla.—The rise of Chinese tires in U.S. and world markets is due to many forces, and will continue barring any government actions to stop it, according to a speaker at the International Tire Exhibition and Conference in Orlando Aug. 20.

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  • Transaction complete; Equity firm takes ownership of Emerald

    Aug 11, 2014

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—The sale of Emerald Performance Materials, L.L.C. to private equity firm American Securities L.L.C. has been completed. The Cuyahoga Falls-headquartered company had been part of private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc. since 2006. Terms of the deal were not...

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  • Polyvulc seeks immediate sale of business

    Aug 11, 2014

    VICKSBURG, Miss.—Fred Farrell and Larry Lambiotte, founders of Polyvulc USA Inc. and its subsidiaries Polyvulc Tire Recycling L.L.C. and Winnsboro Rubber Recycling L.L.C., are seeking the immediate sale of their businesses. “There are some health issues involved, so they're looking to sell...

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  • NHTSA proposes change to tire identification code

    Aug 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule amending the format of tire identification numbers molded into tire sidewalls for identification purposes in safety recalls. NHTSA wants to change the two-symbol code for plant identification to a three-...

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  • IISRP's McGraw to retire; Lanxess to consolidate units

    Aug 11, 2014

    HOUSTON—James McGraw, managing director and CEO of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, will retire from those positions next June 30, which is the end of the IISRP's current fiscal year. McGraw joined the Houston-based association in 1997 and has been in the...

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