February, 2016

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Momentive to expand German silane capacity – RetreadLife.com

WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials will start a “strategic expansion” of its Leverkusen, Germany, site in a bid to increase its production capacity for serving the automotive markets.
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Bridgestone To Increase Production at Canadian Plant – RetreadLife.com

Bridgestone Canada Inc. is expanding its Canadian passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facility in Joliette, Quebec, as part of a five-year investment that could total upwards of 300 million Canadian dollars (approximately $ 250 million). The expansion will help increase plant capacity by 3,000 tires a day.
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Look for the Champion Brand Name on New Michigan Track – RetreadLife.com

The track at a new automotive enthusiast destination in Pontiac, MIch. will carry the Champion brand name, says Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. The state-of-the-art, 1.5-mile automotive performance track will be known as Champion Motor Speedway.
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Consumer Reports picks top tires for 2016 – RetreadLife.com

WASHINGTON — Most of the famous names in tire making — as well as a few more obscure…
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TRIB Backs Investigations of Chinese Imports – RetreadLife.com

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) says it supports the investigations of imported low cost Chinese tires to the U.S.
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Parrish Tire Is Kenda’s New Authorized Distributor in the Southeast – RetreadLife.com

Kenda Rubber Industrial Co., Inc. has named Parrish Tire Co. its authorized distributor for four states in the southeast region covering Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
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NuSil appoints director – RetreadLife.com

CARPINTERIA, Calif.—Silicone producer NuSil Technology has appointed Charles Kummeth to its board of directors.
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Tire Review’s Jim Smith dies at 57 – RetreadLife.com

James R. Smith Jr., the editor of Tire Review magazine since 1999, died unexpectedly on Feb. 18, 2016. He was 57.
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Commemorative Firestone Tire To Honor Brand’s Indianapolis 500 Winners – RetreadLife.com

Firestone has unveiled a special tire honoring the legendary drivers who contributed to the brand’s 66 combined victories at the world’s most renowned race.
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Italian machinery maker to expand, roll out new technology – RetreadLife.com

SOLBIATE, Italy—Rubber and plastics machinery manufacturer Rodolfo Comerio is expanding, having recently secured a series of new projects—including one to manufacture two of the biggest calenders in the world.
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