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  • Bridgestone ranks as world's top tire producer again

    Sep 08, 2014

    The pecking order among the world's largest tire makers changed very little last year—Bridgestone Corp. claimed top honors for the sixth straight year ahead of Michelin and Goodyear.

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  • Tire executives: Changes abound in marketplace

    Sep 12, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla.—The tire market is changing in multiple ways, ranging from tire sizes to distribution channels to marketing tools, four top tire manufacturing executives told the audience during a roundtable discussion at the International Tire Exhibition and Conference in Orlando.

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  • PanAridus obtains 9th patent, ships first bale of guayule rubber

    Sep 12, 2014

    AKRON—Guayule commercialization company PanAridus L.L.C. received its ninth Plant Variety Patent from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sept. 10, the same day it shipped its first bale of tire-grade guayule rubber, according to PanAridus CEO Michael Fraley.

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  • Michelin launches geocaching challenge for Bibendum

    Sep 11, 2014

    GREENVILLE, S.C.—It may not rival “Where's Waldo?” in popularity, but “Michelin's Quest for Adventure” could generate some buzz for the brand as consumers are challenged to go “geocaching” to find 1,500 hidden Bibendum-tagged tire gauges throughout the U.S.

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