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February 12, 2015

Proper tire inflation

Do you remember the classic 1960’s television show “Hogan’s Heroes”? I call it a classic because it was a successful situation comedy about a German P.O.W. camp during World War II. That idea would never make if off the drawing board in today’s politically correct society.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial, Inflate-gate, RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association, TIA, Tire Industry Association, Tire inflation

June 19, 2014

RMA hires Sheerin as director, end of life tires

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has hired John Sheerin as director, end of life tires, to fill the role served by Michael Blumenthal, who will retire this summer.

Tags: John Sheerin, Michael Blumenthal, RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association

April 16, 2014

Bridgestone receives worker safety awards

Bridgestone Americas Inc. received four awards from the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA) for safety performance of plants operated by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Inc., Rubber Manufacturers Association, worker safety

February 7, 2014

RMA: Friend or foe?

Remember when the relationship between the two largest associations in our industry was contentious? We had the former National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association (NTDRA) on one side, and the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) on the other.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial, RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association, TIA, Tire Industry Association

March 22, 2013

Tire makers earn worker safety awards

Four tire manufacturers were recognized for improvements in worker health and safety at the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) annual meeting.

Tags: Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli, RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association

August 13, 2012

RMA projects drop in replacement tire shipments

Growth in replacement tire shipments is expected to drop by approximately 2%, or nearly 4 million units, to 236 million total units in 2012, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA).

Tags: RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association, Tire shipments

August 1, 2012

IRC, FHWA gear up for Materials Conference

Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) Recycling Program Manager Victor (Lee) Gallivan has announced the speakers for the 2012 Industrial Materials Conference, to be held at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Nov. 28-29, 2012, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Tags: FHWA, IRC, Michael Blumenthal, Rubber Manufacturers Association, Victor Gallivan

March 14, 2012

Update: Tire aging bill is 'dead for the year'

The Rubber Manufacturers Association reports Maryland legislation HB 729, the tire aging bill, is 'dead for the year.'

Tags: RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association, TIA, Tire aging, Tire Industry Association

February 13, 2012

RMA sets dates for National Tire Safety Week

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) will conduct its 11th annual National Tire Safety Week June 3-9, 2012.

Tags: National Tire Safety Week, RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association

June 2, 2011

RMA begins National Tire Safety Week early!

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), AAA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Fairfax County, Va., police teamed up today, June 2, to demonstrate the hazards posed by under inflated tires.

Tags: AAA, Charles Cannon, NHTSA, RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association

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