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Goodyear Will Cut Jobs and Modernize Plants in Germany

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans to upgrade and automate two of its tire manufacturing facilities in Germany to increase production of premium tires 17 inches and larger. But the modernization of the plants comes at a cost for workers — about 1,100 jobs will be eliminated.  

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TIA Picks a New Hotel for 2019 SEMA Show

It's apparently never too early to plan for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and Global Tire Expo, because the Tire Industry Association (TIA) is already gearing up for a new venue for events in November 2019.

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RNR Tire Express Gave Back in a Big Way in 2018

In projects big and small nationwide, RNR Tire Express (RNR) and its franchisees donated $1 million to those in need in 2018. There were cash donations, drives to help those affected by hurricanes, and gifts of cars, tires and school supplies along the way.  

“A mostly or fully automated driving style will be noticeably different from a human-controlled one, and these altered driving patterns will call for different tire assessments,” says Smithers Rapra’s Dr. Popio.
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How Technology Can Meet Opportunities in the Global Tire Industry

Only the smartest tires can meet the new demands for durability, data collection and lower rolling resistance. James Popio of Smithers Rapra, a provider of testing and consulting services to the rubber and plastics industry, looks at the forces shaping tomorrow's tires.

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