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  • ATA calls on Senate to pass short-term highway funding bill

    Jul 23, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va.—The American Trucking Associations is calling on the Senate to follow the lead of the House of Representatives and pass a $10.8 billion bill that would keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent for the next several months.

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  • Roofing delegates to present at Waterproof Membranes Conference

    Jul 23, 2014

    BONN, Germany—Representatives from Firestone Building Products, Milliken and Co., and Carlisle Construction Materials will be among those giving presentations on such issues as landfill slope-liner performance and new regulations at the Waterproof Membranes 2014 Conference, to be held Nov. 17-19 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn.

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  • Giti makes executive changes

    Jul 23, 2014

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif—Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has promoted executives Armand Allaire and Tom McNamara to executive vice presidents and hired veteran commercial tire marketer Patrick Gunn as director of sales and marketing, commercial tires.

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  • Chung named Cooper Tire's VP, Americas

    Jul 23, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. hired Mark Chung, formerly with Yokohama Tire Corp. and Ford Motor Co., to be vice president, strategy and business development for the Americas.

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  • Rep, LWB Steinl to operate new JV business in China

    Jul 23, 2014

    LANGFANG, China—Rep International has established a joint venture with LWB Steinl GmbH & Co. K.G. to handle the exclusive sales, service and manufacturing business of rubber molding machines in China.

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  • DuPont, Nike take swing at golf ball technology

    By: Mike Scott, RPN correspondent Jul 23, 2014

    WILMINGTON, Del.—It may be difficult to imagine just how much science, not to mention rubber and plastic components, go into a golf ball. But global giant DuPont Co. believes that it has found the holy grail of golf balls with a new product comprised of ionomer resin technology.

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  • Kumho to restart construction of Ga. plant in August

    Jul 23, 2014

    MACON, Ga.—South Korea's Kumho Tire Co. Inc. will restart construction in August of its delayed consumer tire plant in Macon, with a January 2016 production start-up being planned, Georgia economic development officials and Kumho representatives disclosed July 1.

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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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