Senior Washington Reporter
Miles started as an assistant editor of Rubber & Plastics News in 1977, shortly after graduating from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. In 1980, he was transferred to Washington, D.C., as RPN's Washington reporter, adding the title of Washington reporter for Tire Business when that publication was founded in 1983. He was promoted to senior Washington reporter in 2003. Miles covers federal regulatory affairs, congressional action, the White House and Supreme Court activities as they relate to the tire and rubber industries. Contact Miles at [email protected]
WASHINGTON—Organizations as diverse as the United Steelworkers union, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, the Auto Care Association, the National Retail Federation and the National Association of Manufacturers expressed approval of USMCA, the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which became effective in 1994.
PORT NECHES, Texas—A butadiene-fueled fire that broke out following a pair of explosions at a TPC Group butadiene extraction facility in Port Neches has been extinguished, but the impact on the surrounding community and the butadiene market overall still is being assessed.
CLEVELAND—Nihon Spindle Manufacturing, the Amagasaki, Japan-based manufacturer of Moriyama rubber mixers, and Sanyu U.S.A., its U.S. distributor, both made major decisions about operations just ahead of the recent International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland.
LAKE BARRINGTON, Ill.—Plastics and balloon maker CTI Industries has issued a notice of closure for its Lake Barrington plant, according to the latest list of closure notices for Illinois under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
NEWMARKET, Ontario—Consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization at AirBoss of America Corp. grew 12.1 percent to $6 million in the third quarter of 2019 compared with the same quarter last year, according to the company.