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  • Titan reveals more cost-cutting efforts

    Oct 17, 2014

    QUINCY, Ill.—Titan International Inc., which reported operating and net losses in the second quarter and half year, is stepping up efforts to shore up market share in key sectors while also cutting personnel both domestically and abroad to contain costs.

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  • VMI machines help automate tire industry

    Oct 17, 2014

    AKRON—Much of the Western world is looking for a so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and automated machinery can be a big part of that effort, according to Jan Grashuis, vice president of global research and development for VMI Holland B.V.

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  • BPS developing new drum for bias aircraft tires

    Oct 17, 2014

    AKRON—BPS Engineering L.L.C. is near completion on the development of a retracting flange drum to help automate part of the production process for building some aircraft and heavy industrial tires.

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  • Toyo appoints Nobuki as chairman

    Oct 16, 2014

    TOKYO—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has promoted Akira Nobuki, president since March 2013, to chairman, filling a position left open since February when Kenji Nakakura assumed executive emeritus status.

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  • Ford selects Hankook tire for 2015 Navigator

    Oct 16, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea—Ford Motor Co. has selected Hankook Tire Co. Ltd.'s Dynapro HT all-season radial as a standard original equipment fitment on the 2015 Lincoln Navigator, primarily for North American models, according to Hankook.

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  • CalRecycle, Golden By-Products reach settlement

    Oct 16, 2014

    BALLICO, Calif.—The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has reached a settlement agreement with Ballico-based Golden By-Products Inc. that forgives most of the $965,000 fine the agency had proposed against the tire recycling company.

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