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  • Yokohama to supply tires for Mercedes SUV

    Jul 25, 2014

    STUTTGART, Germany—Daimler Benz A.G. has selected Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.'s C.drive2 high-performance eco tire as an original equipment fitment, in standard and run-flat versions, for its 2015 GLA-Class compact SUV sold in overseas markets.

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  • Keith Crain inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

    Jul 25, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich.—Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc.—parent of Rubber & Plastics News—was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame July 24 along with three other automotive luminaries.

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  • Tweets you may have missed

    Jul 25, 2014

    In case you missed them, these are some of the most popular and newsworthy Tweets from the past week in the rubber manufacturing industry, compiled by Rubber & Plastics News.

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  • ContiTech opens first hose production plant in Russia

    Jul 25, 2014

    HANOVER, Germany—ContiTech A.G. has expanded its manufacturing presence in Russia with the addition of a new hose factory in Kaluga.

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  • Yokohama to move Calif. distribution center

    Jul 25, 2014

    CHINO, Calif.—Yokohama Tire Corp. is moving its Western Region Distribution Center to a larger newly constructed warehouse in Chino.

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  • Michelin earns healthy lifestyles award

    Jul 25, 2014

    GREENVILLE, S.C.—The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Michelin North America Inc. for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its workers and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.

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  • Pirelli expanding in Central America

    Jul 25, 2014

    PANAMA CITY, Panama—Pirelli Pneus Ltda. launched the company's 01 Series line of medium truck tires to the Central American and Caribbean tire markets during the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo in Panama City, along with new cyber technology that can provide real-time tire performance data to trucking fleets.

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  • NHTSA issues proposed rule on changes to TINs

    Jul 25, 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.

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  • Column: Finding a good mentor can be EZ

    Jul 25, 2014

    I am lucky. I didn't know that until 1969. Infantry trained by the U.S. Army at a base known as Little Vietnam, I was sent to South Korea to serve as an administrative clerk, rather than to Vietnam as a grunt. I've been on a roll ever since.

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  • Rubex Group strengthens JV with workshops

    Jul 24, 2014

    MOSCOW—Rubex Group and Nilos' joint venture in conveyor belts was strengthened with the launch of training workshops.

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In Print

  • Union chief urges trade enforcement

    Jul 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Tough trade enforcement is the only sure way to save U.S. manufacturing for current workers and future generations, according to Leo W. Gerard, United Steelworkers international president, at a June 25 hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. “I'm sorry to say that by...

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  • New products

    Jul 14, 2014

    Phynix GmbH & Co. KG, a German specialist for thickness measurements, developed a combination probe that enables measurement of the thickness of a tire's tread up to 30mm while measuring the under-tread thickness for a depth of approximately 2mm to 10mm in tread grooves. Phynix said after...

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  • IRSG launches Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative

    Jul 14, 2014

    SINGAPORE—The International Rubber Study Group launched its Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative at its recent World Rubber Summit 2014 in Singapore. SNR-i is designed as a contribution to the sustainability and transparency of the rubber field, the IRSG said in a news release. It is an...

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  • Cooper promotes pair, to assess JV ownership

    Jul 14, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. named Brad Hughes as president, international operations and Hal Miller as executive adviser to the CEO, effective July 2. Hughes will continue to serve as chief financial officer in addition to his new position while Cooper conducts a search for...

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