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Vipal Meets Customers in New Orleans

Vipal Rubber Corp. is displaying its recently-released, Alpine-symbol-certified VT220 tread at the North American Tire & Retread Expo in New Orleans.

In addition to the many Bridgestone Americas executives who attended the ribbon cutting for the renovated Bridgestone Akron Data Center, Ohio Senator Vernon Sykes and Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan were on hand. Horrigan describes the IT jobs as “jobs of the future.”
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Why Bridgestone Had to Spend $17.3 Million in Akron, Ohio

There were a lot of dignitaries at the grand re-opening of the Bridgestone Data Center in Akron, Ohio, on April 18. That included Bridgestone Americas Inc. CEO and President Gordon Knapp and Chief Operating Officer Bill Thompson.

Walt Weller says the improved warranty applies to all Double Coin tires produced in 2017 and sold in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Central America.
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Double Coin Expands Warranty on Radial Truck Tires

Double Coin Holdings Ltd. is extending the warranty on radial truck tires to seven years and three retreads. Walt Weller, vice president of China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) announced the new warranty terms at the North American Tire and Retread Expo.  

Following Saoud's keynote speech, NATRE attendees enjoyed cake to celebrate Bandag's 60th anniversary.
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Saoud: Retreads Save the Trucking Industry $3 Billion Annually

Joseph Saoud, president of truck and bus radial tires in the U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, used his keynote address at the North American Tire & Retread Expo to promote the virtues of quality retreads while at the same time expressing concerns over low cost imported tires.  

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Some Tariff Rates Go Up, Others Go Down

The latest annual reviews of tariffs on off-the-road tires from China have resulted in changes to how much tire makers and importers will pay on the tires they import into the U.S.

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