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Beaver, Mehler to partner in Europe
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Beaver Manufacturing Co. Inc. and Mehler Engineered Products Group enjoyed a long courtship before finally entering into a cooperation agreement that will begin next year....
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Beaver Manufacturing and Mehler Engineered Products Group enjoyed a long courtship before finally entering into a cooperation agreement that will begin next year. FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Beaver Manufacturing and Mehler Engineered Products Group enjoyed a long courtship before finally entering into a cooperation agreement that will begin next year. $FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Beaver Manufacturing and Mehler Engineered Products Group enjoyed a long courtship before finally entering into a cooperation agreement that will begin next year.
GM aims to sell 1 million electric vehicles annually by 2026
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DETROIT—General Motors Co. expects its electrified vehicle business to be profitable with the launch of its next-generation electric vehicle platform in 2021, CEO Mary Barra said. Auto...
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DETROIT—General Motors expects its electrified vehicle business to be profitable with the launch of its next-generation electric vehicle platform in 2021. DETROIT—General Motors expects its electrified vehicle business to be profitable with the launch of its next-generation electric vehicle platform in 2021. $DETROIT—General Motors expects its electrified vehicle business to be profitable with the launch of its next-generation electric vehicle platform in 2021.
Wacky World of Rubber: 'Liquid rubber in a can'
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Chances are you've seen the commercials. They bring you all the amazing attributes of the "Flex Seal Family of Products." You know the ones I'm talking about. They star Phil Swift performing any...
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Chances are you've seen the commercials. They bring you all the amazing attributes of the "Flex Seal Family of Products." They star Phil Swift performing any number of miracle repair jobs using a variety of products in the family. Chances are you've seen the commercials. They bring you all the amazing attributes of the "Flex Seal Family of Products." They star Phil Swift performing any number of miracle repair jobs using a variety of products in the family. $Chances are you've seen the commercials. They bring you all the amazing attributes of the "Flex Seal Family of Products." They star Phil Swift performing any number of miracle repair jobs using a variety of products in the family.
Flexaust adds to Indiana facilities
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WARSAW, Ind.—Flexaust Co. Inc. is adding a 25,000-sq.-ft. expansion that will connect two buildings at its complex in Warsaw, freeing up space for new manufacturing and providing a single...
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WARSAW, Ind.—Flexaust is adding a 25,000-sq.-ft. expansion that will connect two buildings at its complex in Warsaw, freeing up space for new manufacturing and providing a single spot for finished goods inventory. WARSAW, Ind.—Flexaust is adding a 25,000-sq.-ft. expansion that will connect two buildings at its complex in Warsaw, freeing up space for new manufacturing and providing a single spot for finished goods inventory. $WARSAW, Ind.—Flexaust is adding a 25,000-sq.-ft. expansion that will connect two buildings at its complex in Warsaw, freeing up space for new manufacturing and providing a single spot for finished goods inventory.
TRAC finds Canadians' winter tire use is gradually increasing
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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario—It may come as no surprise, but winter tire shipments across Canada have grown at an annualized rate of 4 percent over the past five years, making winter tires the...
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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario—Winter tire shipments across Canada have grown at an annualized rate of 4 percent over the past five years, making winter tires the fastest-growing tire category in the country, according to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. CAMBRIDGE, Ontario—Winter tire shipments across Canada have grown at an annualized rate of 4 percent over the past five years, making winter tires the fastest-growing tire category in the country, according to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. $CAMBRIDGE, Ontario—Winter tire shipments across Canada have grown at an annualized rate of 4 percent over the past five years, making winter tires the fastest-growing tire category in the country, according to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.
The auto interior's endangered species list
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For decades, drivers could count on a few interior features to be consistent from one vehicle to the next. An easy-to-find lever to shift the transmission. An easy-to-grab knob to adjust radio...
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Auto makers are increasingly hitting resistance from consumers as they try to streamline and modernize their vehicles' interiors. Auto makers are increasingly hitting resistance from consumers as they try to streamline and modernize their vehicles' interiors. $Auto makers are increasingly hitting resistance from consumers as they try to streamline and modernize their vehicles' interiors.
Private sector plays for overtime on NAFTA
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DETROIT—Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement see time as their best friend.Trump administration officials originally intended to rewrite the 23-year-old agreement with...
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DETROIT—Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement see time as their best friend. DETROIT—Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement see time as their best friend. $DETROIT—Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement see time as their best friend.
Cooper Standard opens innovation center in Michigan
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LIVONIA, Mich.—A wild, fun future is on the horizon for the automotive industry, and Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. is prepared to meet it head on. The firm recently opened a new 137,750-...
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LIVONIA, Mich.—Cooper Standard Automotive recently opened a new 137,750-sq.-ft. global technology center in Livonia, offering capabilities in material science, tooling, development, production and validation. LIVONIA, Mich.—Cooper Standard Automotive recently opened a new 137,750-sq.-ft. global technology center in Livonia, offering capabilities in material science, tooling, development, production and validation. $LIVONIA, Mich.—Cooper Standard Automotive recently opened a new 137,750-sq.-ft. global technology center in Livonia, offering capabilities in material science, tooling, development, production and validation.
USW asks for Labor Department's help in Kumho case
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WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers union has formally asked the U.S. Department of Labor to convene the Labor Council under the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) to consider...
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WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers union has formally asked the U.S. Department of Labor to convene the Labor Council under the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement to consider the dispute between Kumho Tire USA and the USW at Kumho's new plant in Macon, Ga. WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers union has formally asked the U.S. Department of Labor to convene the Labor Council under the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement to consider the dispute between Kumho Tire USA and the USW at Kumho's new plant in Macon, Ga. $WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers union has formally asked the U.S. Department of Labor to convene the Labor Council under the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement to consider the dispute between Kumho Tire USA and the USW at Kumho's new plant in Macon, Ga.
Business associations offer mixed reactions to tax reform bill
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WASHINGTON—The tax reform proposal from the House Republican leadership is getting mixed reviews from tire industry and other business interests, with many groups offering both praise and...
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WASHINGTON—The tax reform proposal from the House Republican leadership is getting mixed reviews from tire industry and other business interests, with many groups offering both praise and condemnation depending on the specific provision. WASHINGTON—The tax reform proposal from the House Republican leadership is getting mixed reviews from tire industry and other business interests, with many groups offering both praise and condemnation depending on the specific provision. $WASHINGTON—The tax reform proposal from the House Republican leadership is getting mixed reviews from tire industry and other business interests, with many groups offering both praise and condemnation depending on the specific provision.
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Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation
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This article addresses the variety of issues that arise in the attempted discovery of trade secrets: what is a trade secret; what are the standards for the disclosure of this type of information; ...
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09-22-2004 Technical Papers PDF 14 $10
Top Global Non-Tire Rubber Products Companies
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Top Global Non-Tire Rubber Products Companies Based on 2007 sales (Figures are estimates in millions of U.S. dollars, converted based on average annual currency rates.) This data is in Excel...
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07-01-2008 Statistics Excel 0 $100
Largest Chinese-owned tire makers - 2008
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Largest Chinese-owned tire maker rankings according to number of plants and tire sales. The data are in Excel format. It makes it easier to search, organize, update and view however you...
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09-01-2008 Statistics Excel 17 $50
Largest Foreign-owned Plants in China-2008
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Largest foreign-owned plants in China with fields completed with information about 2007 tire sales, number of plants and capacity. The data are in Excel format. It makes it easier to search,...
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09-01-2008 Statistics Excel 19 $50
Top Dealerships, Ranked by 2007 Retail Sales - 2008
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Top North American independent retail dealerships, ranked by 2007 retail sales. The data are in Excel format. It makes it easier to search, organize, print labels, update and view however...
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10-01-2008 Statistics Excel 0 $125
Directory of Global Tire Manufacturers - 2008
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Directory of global tire manufacturers complete with contact information for the tire manufacturers, address and more. The data are in Excel format. It makes it easier to search, organize,...
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12-01-2008 Lists and Rankings Excel 183 $200
North America's Largest Commercial Dealerships - 2009
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Rankings of N.A.'s largest commercial dealerships, including headquarters, commercial sales and more. The data are in Excel format. It makes it easier to search, organize, print labels, ...
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04-01-2009 Statistics Excel 55 $125
2008 Top 50 Non-Tire Rubber Product Leaders
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List of the top Global Non Tire Rubber Firms including their contact information, location, production information and more. This data is in Excel format. It makes it easier to search, organize,...
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07-01-2009 Statistics Excel 50 $100
2008 North American Rubber Sales Leaders
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2008, 2007 North American Rubber Sales Leaders. All sales are in $ millions. This data is in Excel format. It makes it easier to search, organize, print labels, update and view however you prefer,...
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07-01-2009 Statistics Excel 50 $100
Directory of Global Tire Makers - 2008
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A listing of Global Tire makers. Data fields include location, contact information, web site address, and mailing address.  The data are in Excel format. It makes it easier to search,...
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08-01-2009 Lists and Rankings Excel 183 $300
2009 Global Tire Company Rankings
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The 2009 Global Tire Rankings -- the world's 75 largest tire makers -- complete with headquarters location and annual tire sales 2005 through 2008. The data are in Excel format. It...
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08-01-2009 Statistics Excel 80 $125
Directory of Global Tire Manufacturers
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Directory of Global Tire Manufacturers including contact information, subsidiary information and more. This data is in Excel format. It makes it easier to search, organize, print labels, update...
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12-01-2009 Lists and Rankings Excel 587 $200
Global Tire Report- North America's tire production facilities—by region - 2010
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02-01-2010 Lists and Rankings Excel 88 $300
2010 Top Independent Dealerships, Ranked by Retail Sales
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{"published":"20100201","format":"Excel","price":"270","records":"58"} The largest independent tire dealerships in the U.S. and Canada, 2010, by retail sales volume.
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02-01-2010 Statistics Excel 58 $270
Special Report: Custom Mixing Listing
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Data on custom mixers. The special report includes contact information, Web site, mailing address and more. This information is formatted as a PDF. It’s an easy-to-read format that makes it ...
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02-08-2010 Technical Papers PDF 3 $20
Largest North American Retreaders-Passenger & Light Truck Tires - 2010
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Largest North American Retreaders-Passenger & Light Truck Tires based on rubber used during last full year- 2009. The data are in Excel format. It makes it easier to search, organize, print ...
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03-29-2010 Statistics Excel 15 $100
Capital Spending Trends - 2010
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This document includes information about the capital spending of 21 tire companies -- Bridgestone Corp. Goodyear, Tire Division, Hankook and more. Other fields include percentage change over...
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08-30-2010 Statistics Excel 21 $100
Research and Development Spending - 2009
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This excel document provides information about the amount companies such as Continental A.G., Tire Division, Bridgeston Corp. and many other companies spent on research and development. Other...
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08-30-2010 Statistics Excel 22 $75
2010 Global Tire Company Rankings
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2010 Global Tire Company Rankings. The world's 75 largest tire makers - Based on 2009 sales including subsidiaries; comparative data through 2006. The data are in Excel format. It makes ...
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08-30-2010 Statistics Excel 160 $125
2011 Top Dealerships Ranked by 2010 Retail Sales
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This is a list of 2011 top dealerships ranked by 2010 retail sales based on company-owned outlets, year-end 2010. Data includes rank, company name, 2010 retail stores and more....
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10-24-2010 Statistics Excel 70 $125
2010 North American Tire Sales
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Tire Business’ estimated North American tire sales revenue by manufacturer/importer, 2010 and 2009. This documents in in Excel format, making it easy to update, search and organize as you...
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02-01-2011 Statistics Excel 19 $150
2010 N.A. Rubber Sales Leaders
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This data include 2008 versus 2009 ranking collected with end-of-year data from 2009. Fields rank the companies, provide headquarter information, and sales from 2008 and 2009. ...
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02-01-2011 Statistics Excel 58 $120
2011 U.S. Tire Shipments
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02-01-2011 Statistics Excel 26 $179
Consumer Market Shares of Manufacturer Brands: Replacement Market U.S. & Canada
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Replacement North American market share estimates, by tire brand, for passenger, light truck and medium truck tires. This data is in Excel format, making it easier to search and organize as you...
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02-01-2011 Statistics Excel 71 $100
Rubber Co Operating Ratios
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02-01-2011 Technical Papers Excel 25 $20
2011 World Top 50 Non-Tire Rubber Products
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02-01-2011 Statistics Excel 57 $150
2011 Top Dealerships as ranked by company-owned outlets
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02-01-2011 Statistics Excel 194 $250
Average Sales per Employee in the Rubber Indsutry
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02-01-2011 Statistics Excel 34 $20
2011 Rubber Company Operating Ratios
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02-01-2011 Statistics Excel 25 $125
2011 Rankings of Global Tire Companies
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02-01-2011 Statistics Excel 156 $279
Breakdown of Retreading Systems - 2011
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List of companies offering retreading systems in North America; includes number of independent retreaders aligned with each system....
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02-01-2011 Lists and Rankings Excel 15 $50
Department of Transportation Codes- Most recently updated February 2011
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This list has never been published in its entirety. The most comprehensive report of department of transportation codes available. Data are sorted three ways -- alphanumerically by code; ...
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06-14-2011 Technical Papers Excel 6 $200
Sales Per Employee Rankings
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This ranking includes the sales for companies such as Nokian Tyres, Toyo, Yokohama and other per employee. The ranking is TireBusiness' most current, published in 2011....
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08-29-2011 Statistics Excel 28 $100
2011 Global Tire Company Rankings
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The Global Tire Report is one of TireBusiness' most comprehensive looks at the sales of tire manufacturers in a global marketplace. Companies included in the report include: Cooper; MRF Ltd.; ...
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08-29-2011 Statistics Excel 102 $300
Global Tire Report- The world's tire production facilities—by region - 2011
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The world’s tire production facilities—by region. This list includes a regional breakdown of tire production facilities, year the facility opened and its DOT code, tire types produced,...
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08-29-2011 Lists and Rankings Excel 7 $300
2010 Corporate Financial Results
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This download ranks the top 19 companies based on sales. Data fields include percentage change in 2010 versus 2009, operating earnings, net earnings, and more. Some of the companies included in...
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08-29-2011 Statistics Excel 29 $150
Capital Spending Trends for 2010
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This download ranks the tire companies according to capital spending in 2010. The ranking also takes a look at the percentage of change in 2010 versus 2009. Some of the companies included in this ...
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08-29-2011 Statistics Excel 24 $125
2010 R&D Trends
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This is a ranking of the companies with the most capital spending for research and development in the tire industry for 2010. The ranking also takes a look as the percentage of change for 2010...
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08-29-2011 Statistics Excel 24 $125
2011 Largest Independent Retailers - Ordered Alphabetically
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This is a ranking of the top 100 largest independent retailers and is listed alphabetically. The rankings are based on stores as of September 2011....
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10-24-2011 Statistics Excel 111 $150
2011 Top Dealers Ranked by Company-Owned Outlets
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This ranking is a listing of the top dealerships ranked by company-owned outlets. Information includes rank, company name, number of outlets and change versus 2010....
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10-24-2011 Statistics Excel 138 $150
2011 Top Dealerships Ranked by Total Retail Outlets
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This ranking is an excel document of the Top Dealerships as ranked by total retail outlets in 2011. Some companies include Discount Tire Co., Les Schwab and more. Some data fields include the...
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10-24-2011 Statistics Excel 110 $125
Webinar: Making Social Media Work for Your Business
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Here's what you'll learn in this informative webinar: How to create a Facebook page How to link Facebook and Twitter pages How to add "favorites" to better organize the companies you...
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05-02-2012 Technical Papers 1 Free
Webinar: Making Social Media Work for Your Business
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Here's what you'll learn in this informative webinar: How to create a Facebook page How to link Facebook and Twitter pages How to add "favorites" to better organize the companies you most...
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05-02-2012 Technical Papers Webinar 1 Free
Using predispersed fibers to improve OTR tires
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By Steven Monthey, Rhein Chemie Corp. This paper will present data on both cellulose and aramid predispersed fibers showing their advantages when added to OTR tread or sidewall compounds....
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09-17-2012 Technical Papers PDF 1 $10
Using bio-based plasticizers, alternative rubber
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William Blythe and Debra E. Seguin, William Blythe Inc. This study shows that use of bio-based materials provides a promising alternative to standard oil and rubber matrices, as supported by...
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09-17-2012 Technical Papers PDF 1 $10
Optimizing mix quality and productivity
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By Bryan A. Crawford, Nanomechanics Inc., Harold J. Herzlich, Herzlich Consulting Inc., and Erik G. Herbert, University of Tennessee. In 1916 Fernley H. Banbury patented the first "Banbury"...
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02-25-2013 Technical Papers PDF 1 $150
Polymer-filler interaction in silicone elastomers
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By Mary A. Krenceski, Anthony E. Sullivan and Frances J.R. Lasowski, Momentive Performance MaterialsSilicone elastomer use in medical devices continues to expand with more complex shapes and...
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03-11-2013 Technical Papers PDF 1 $10
Detecting and measuring hot blisters in tires
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Dennis Reynolds, Starrett-Bytewise Division of L.S. Starrett Co.A hot blister is a bulge in the surface of a cured tire caused by entrapped gasses or steam. Such blisters can be observed in the...
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03-28-2013 Technical Papers PDF 1 $10
Imports-Exports- 2012
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Summary of calendar year 2012 U.S. tire imports and exports -- passenger, light truck and medium/heavy truck -- with comparison to 2011 data ...
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03-22-2013 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 57 $200
Global Tire Company - Sales per Employee - 2012
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Fiscal 2011 sales/employee listing for the world's leading tire makers. (Published August 2012) ...
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08-27-2012 Lists and Rankings, Statistics Excel 20 $125