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USA: Tyre makers’ association voices support for ‘Tire Caucus’

USA: Tyre makers’ association voices support for ‘Tire Caucus’

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Four new USTMA board members

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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USTMA forecasts decrease in US tyre shipments

USTMA forecasts decrease in US tyre shipments

19th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Trade association the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects that tyre shipments in the USA will decrease 0.7 per cent this year to 327 million units.

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USTMA publishes tyre sustainability report

6th February 2019 | 0 Comments

At the end of January, the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) released its first US sustainability report presenting its members’ collective progress and shared vision for a sustainable US tyre manufacturing industry.

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Sean Moore joins USTMA in government affairs role

15th August 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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US tyre shipments expected to rise in 2018

10th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects that tyre shipments in the USA will increase by one per cent to 319.8 million units this year. An additional 0.7 million original equipment passenger car tyres are expected to be shipped this year, a total of 45.9 million units and year-on-year growth of 1.5 per cent. Shipments of replacement market passenger car tyres were expected to be 1.5 million units higher this year, up 0.7 per cent to 211.2 million units.

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Scrap tyre management a ‘success story’ – USTMA

Scrap tyre management a ‘success story’ – USTMA

24th July 2018 | 0 Comments

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.

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ETRMA and other tyre manufacturing associations convene in Washington DC

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Chief executives from regional tyre manufacturing associations including the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JATMA), the Korean Tire Manufacturers Association (KOTMA), and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) convened a two-day meeting 5-6 June 2018 in Washington, DC. The goal was to discuss “issues of importance to the tyre manufacturing industry and the stakeholders it serves across the globe”. Major topics included industry commitments in sustainability and environmental stewardship, the comprehensive global regulatory landscape and a platform for increased dialogue.

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Goodyear awarded for safety improvement practices

24th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was recently recognised by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) with a Leadership Award for promoting innovative practices to improve worker safety.

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USTMA admits Giti Tire as member; Enki Tan joins Board of Directors

USTMA admits Giti Tire as member; Enki Tan joins Board of Directors

16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has become a member of the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), and Enki Tan, president and chief executive officer of Giti Tire, has been elected to the organisation’s Board of Directors. The tyre maker’s entry into the association was unanimously approved at the USTMA annual spring meeting earlier this month.

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US tyre manufacturers oppose Trump’s metal tariffs

12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA – and other leading executives – have sent a letter to President Trump urging him to rethink the proposed 25 percent tariffs on imported steel. The letter cites significant, negative impacts to US manufacturers with cascading detriments to US commerce and the economy.

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Texas part worn tyre bill vetoed

26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

An anti part worn tyre bill that was passed in May has been vetoed by state governor Greg Abbot. Texas House Bill 2774 was based on the draft legislation advocated by the US Tire Manufacturers Association. It would have levied fines of $100 to $500 for each tyre deemed unsafe.

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