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Perfect Equipment Turns 80

In its early years, Perfect Equipment focused wholly on a single product — the wheel weight — for a single market — the U.S. Eighty years after its founding, the brand has grown into a diversified product line sold in 35 countries around the world.

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ZC Rubber Marks 60 Years of Growth

Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. (ZC Rubber) is celebrating the 60 years of work that have transformed the company from a bicycle tire manufacturer to a top Chinese tire maker with revenue of more than $4 billion.

"As a carbon black manufacturer, we are also able to produce customized carbon black of non-ASTM grades that are not available on the market," said BKT's Vaidya.
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Vaidya Reveals How BKT Designs Radial OTR Tires

“Only innovation will take us to the next level," said Dilip Vaidya, president and director of technology, at BKT's celebration of its Earthmax radial OTR tire line in Crete, Greece, on June 6, 2018.

Poddar said Earthmax is "a true representative" of BKT's corporate history and values.
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'Earthmax Is a Milestone in BKT’s History,' Says Arvind Poddar

At BKT's celebration of its Earthmax radial OTR tire line in Crete, Greece, on June 6, 2018, Chairman and Managing Director Arvind Poddar took a moment to outline the key values of the company. Here is what he had to say to the attendees who celebrated the 10th anniversary of Earthmax with the company's top executives.

Sheldon Schmucker, who died earlier this year at 89, "never met a stranger."
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A Belated Goodbye to Millersburg Tire's Sheldon Schmucker

In going through my emails, I am sorry to say I missed one from January -- January 16, to be exact. That was the day Brad Schmucker, owner of Millersburg Tire Service Inc. in Millersburg, Ohio, called to tell me his 89-year-old father, Sheldon, had died the day before.

After 60 years, Bridgestone says Bandag has kept an estimated 300 million tires out of the waste stream and saved up to four billion gallons of oil.
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Bridgestone Marks 60 Years of Bandag With New Campaign

In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of Bandag, Bridgestone Americas Inc. has created a new campaign and logo that the company says will "position retreads as an innovative, sustainable business solultion for fleet customers of any size."  

The Oliver Rubber plant in Asheboro, N.C., employs more than 450 professionals in the design, chemistry, mixing, extrusion, and pressing processes.
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The Big 5-0: Oliver Rubber Celebrates a Golden Milestone

In Asheboro, N.C., Oliver Rubber Inc. is celebrating its golden anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, Oliver invited employees and their families, community leaders, and special guests to the manufacturing plant for a day of music, food, fun, and camaraderie.

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