The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has postponed its 2020 National Tire Safety Week campaign, which was scheduled to take place between 18 and 24 May, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) shares that Nokian Tyres has signed up as its 13th member. The company, which opened its factory in Dayton, Tennessee in October 2019 and is currently preparing to start commercial production, joins an association that represents more than four-fifths of the national tyre manufacturing industry.
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) says it “applauds” the recent formation of the bipartisan Congressional Tire Caucus, co-chaired by Joe Wilson and Jim Cooper, members of the House of Representatives from South Carolina and Tennessee, two states with significant tyre manufacturing footprints.
US tyre industry representative body the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) reports that its Board of Directors has elected four new members. They are: Samuel Choi, chief executive officer and president, Kumho Tires USA; Marco Crola, chairman and chief executive officer, Pirelli Tire North America; Don Bunn, president and chief executive officer, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.; and Tom Lehner, vice-president, Government Affairs, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. The appointments take effect immediately, with each new board member serving a three-year term.
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has announced the appointment of Sean Moore as Director of Government Affairs. In this role, Moore will guide strategy for USTMA’s federal government affairs programme and lead the association’s state advocacy efforts working with member companies and allied organisations.
Stockpiles of scrap tyres in the United States of America have decreased 94 per cent since the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) instigated efforts to re-purpose scrap tyres, reports the trade association. While scrap tyre stockpiles in the USA contained more than a billion tyres in total in 1991, by 2017 these stockpiles had reduced to just 60 million tyres.