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Decision to Unionize Kumho Plant Remains Split

The latest vote of Kumho Tire Georgia Inc. workers at the company’s plant in Macon, Ga., is even closer than the first. The margin is four votes, and there are 13 outstanding ballots hanging in limbo.  

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With a New R&D Center, Toyo Goes All-In in Europe

As if a new manufacturing plant and European production subsidiary weren't enough, Toyo Tire Corp. is opening its first European R&D center. Based in  Willich, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the center is scheduled to begin operation this fall.

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Judge Orders New Union Vote at Kumho Plant

Workers inside the Kumho Tire Georgia Inc. plant in Macon, Ga., are entitled to a new union vote after an administrative law judge determined the company violated employees' rights during its first union election in October 2017.

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7 Tire Makers Earn Safety Awards

Seven tire manufacturers with U.S. production facilities were recognized by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) for their safety records and improvements.

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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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Michelin Will Close Passenger Tire Plant in the UK

Michelin Group will close a 47-year-old tire plant in Dundee, Scotland, by mid-2020. The factory produces consumer tires — 16 inches and smaller — and the company says the market's accelerated adoption of larger tires has made the plant unsustainable.

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BKT Will Build a Tire Plant in the U.S., Says Poddar

Arvind Poddar, chairman and managing director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), wasn't able to attend his induction into the Tire Industry Association Hall of Fame on Oct. 29 due to a death in the family. But thanks to a video message and one big announcement, he was there in more than just spirit.

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