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Steere Enterprises announces 70-year anniversary

  8/22/2019 - Akron, OH - Steere Enterprises, located in Tallmadge, OH, announces its 70th year in business as a northeast Ohio locally owned and operated company. In the fall of 1949, Frank W. Steere, Jr., a chemical engineer working for the B.F. Goodrich Company, decided to take the leap of faith and start his own business around a new, vinyl plastisol material he was introduced to at Goodrich. With less than $1,000 to his name, Frank quit his job and set up shop in the basement of his Akron, OH, home. Frank purchased used ovens and began experimenting with various applications made from the vinyl material in his basement. Coating nuts and bolts for Industrial Rayon and perfecting a way to make Quikoins (pocket coin purses) were early successes that enabled him to move out of the basement into rental space in downtown Akron. Throughout its history, Steere has continued to build its engineering expertise, utilizing a diverse range of capabilities across a variety of industries. Today, Steere is a third-generation, family-owned business, committed to its core values of a people-focused culture with uncompromising integrity, fueled by innovation and technology. Steere currently employs more than 250 people and is an industry leader in plastics manufacturing, utilizing blow molding and injection molding technology. It has expanded into machining through both organic growth and acquisition, with the creation of Square One Engineering. Steere is now a full-service engineering company with sophisticated design, development and testing capabilities. Steere’s proud history of engineering has resulted in the development of over a dozen patents and breakthrough innovations for its customers. The company has thrived in the competitive automotive industry with a very specific philosophy: “We seek to understand our customers’ challenges and be the first to provide innovative solutions.” Frank Steere wrote his memoirs about starting Steere Enterprises in the 1980’s, titled, “Threads Remembered.” His son, Bill, who came back to the business in the mid-1970s, recently completed “Threads Remembered, Volume II,” covering his 43 years running the business. The combined versions will be released this August as part of its 70th year anniversary celebration. As stated by Dave Lieberth in the forward of “Threads Remembered”: “Progress doesn’t just come from large companies and university research. It also comes from inspired entrepreneurs in small towns across our country with a better idea.” In addition to its business success, the Steere family for four generations has been leaders in the greater community and strived to make greater Akron a better place to live. Giving back has been one of the hallmarks of the shared family values. Overall, reaching the 70-year mark for Steere has taken vision, resiliency and the ability to embrace change, while keeping true to its core values.

Friday, September 20, 2019

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Goodyear ordered to pay $6.7 million for exploding tire death - click to expand

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is developing a new generation of conductive seals - click to expand

Lanxess launches high performance wheel solution - click to expand

Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman - click to expand

PolyOne launches new black masterbatch colorants with sustainable carbon black - click to expand

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Aerospace tapes market projected to register a CAGR of 4.0 percent though 2024 - click to expand

Students can showcase technology skills at annual Goodyear Innovation Challenge - click to expand

Birla Carbon releases seventh annual sustainability report - click to expand

TechnoBiz announces Rubber Industry Training Week 2019 for the U.S. and Thailand - click to expand

Lanxess commissions two additional production lines for Tepex composite material - click to expand

Clariant listed in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index - click to expand

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Global automotive summer tire market is expected to record a CAGR of almost 5% by 2023 - click to expand

Lubrizol achieves a Gold sustainability rating from EcoVadis - click to expand

Brenntag Specialties expands distribution agreement with BASF - click to expand

Michelin, Continental AG and Smag announce joint venture for sustainability practices for the natural rubber industry - click to expand

Petronas Chemicals completes the acquisition of silicone manufacturer Da Vinci Group - click to expand

Accella Tire Fill Systems changes name to Carlisle TyrFil - click to expand

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Davis-Standard introduces DS-Blend feedscrew design - click to expand

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Eastman experts to discuss increased efficiency in tire production at the International Elastomer Conference - click to expand

Fort Wayne Mold & Engineering announces the retirement of Rick Schmidt - click to expand

DIC to acquire BASF’s global pigments business - click to expand

Thailand has become the world's largest rubber exporter - click to expand

Monday, September 16, 2019

Davis-Standard readies for the 2019 International Elastomer Conference - click to expand

Enviro develops financing solutions for plants based on international corporate bonds - click to expand

Smithers unifies under one brand - click to expand

ChemSpec is exclusive distributor of Himadri carbon blacks in the U.S. and Canada - click to expand

ExxonMobil introduces sustainable solutions and innovative applications at K 2019 - click to expand

Dow Chemical selected by Fortune magazine for its Change the World list - click to expand

Friday, September 13, 2019

Tokai Carbon announces new president of Cancarb Limited - click to expand

Budzar Industries announces new vice president - click to expand

Cooper Tire’s Tread Wisely program reminds young drivers to plan ahead for roadside emergencies - click to expand

Apollo Tyres sharpens focus on the SUV segment in India - click to expand

Future Foundation (India) establishes U.S. sales and service center - click to expand

Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers - click to expand

Market Reports

Polyisoprene latex market forecast to reach $231 million by 2029 - click to expand

Automotive silicone market is projected to reach $3.33 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Aerospace tapes market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.0% though 2024 - click to expand

Global automotive summer tire market is expected to record a CAGR of almost 5% by 2023 - click to expand

Global injection molding machines market forecast to reach $21 billion by 2026 - click to expand

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