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October 13, 2014

Kenda says ‘No’ to status quo

To Jimmy Yang, vice-chairman of Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., status quo is unacceptable. The 52-year-old company was already one of the largest producers of specialty tires in the world when it began manufacturing passenger tires in 2001.

Tags: Jimmy Yang, Kenda USA, Tire plants

September 4, 2014

LEED v3: Bridgestone recertifies Tenn. plant

Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s Warren County, Tenn., truck tire manufacturing plant has earned LEED v3 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) recertification at the Silver level by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Tags: Green, LEED, Plant capacity, Tim Bent, Tire plants

January 22, 2014

Marangoni wants to sell tire plant in Italy

The Marangoni Group is serious about selling its consumer tire manufacturing plant in Anagni, Italy. It has hired PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) to help with the sale.

Tags: Massimo De Alessandri, Tire plants, Unions

November 13, 2013

Yokohama targets HR manager first

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi LLC, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., has announced the hiring of its first employee, Human Resources Manager Melissa Orman.

Tags: Rob Harrelson, Tire plants, West Point


July 23, 2012

Yokohama works to preserve biodiversity

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. reports it is strengthening its activities to preserve biological diversity at its five plants in Japan.

Tags: Biodiversity, Going green, Tire plants, Yokohama Rubber

April 21, 2009

Union seeks relief from flood of Chinese imports

The United Steelworkers (USW) have filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming the flood of imported consumer tires from China have led to thousands of job losses and a growing number of plant closings throughout the United States.

Tags: Chinese imports, Leo Gerard, Tire plants, USW


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