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  • Timberland, Omni United form tire partnership

    Jan 12, 2015

    LAS VEGAS—Brad Pitt or the Kardashians hawking tires in a Vogue magazine ad? It could happen if Omni United Pte. Ltd.'s collaboration with Timberland L.L.C., a globally recognized footwear and outerwear brand worn by a variety of celebrities, plays out as expected. The...

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  • Italian compounder opens first plant in U.S.

    By: Frank Esposito Jan 12, 2015

    LEBANON, Tenn.—The song of the South has led Italian compounder So.F.Ter Group to open its first U.S. plant in Lebanon. The factory will make compounds primarily based on polypropylene, nylon and polyesters. New lines to make compounds based on thermoplastic elastomers will be installed next ...

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  • DOC lowers duties on China tire imports

    Jan 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has revised the pending countervailing duty rate on most of the passenger and light truck tires imported from China down by nearly 3.7 percentage points. Commerce cited “significant ministerial errors” in the way it calculated certain sales...

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  • Kenda aims to gain traction in U.S. market

    Jan 12, 2015

    LAS VEGAS—As Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. approaches a 1-percent consumer tire market share in the U.S., the Taiwanese tire maker is launching a dealer rewards program and making investments in capacity expansions to help keep the brand growing. Kenda Tire U.S.A. Inc. launched the ...

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