Cooper Tire awards annual Roy V. Armes and Centennial Scholarships

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that five recent high school graduates have been selected to receive scholarships to pursue higher education. The Roy V. Armes Scholarship, a renewable scholarship which provides up to $5,000 over the next four years, was awarded to one student, and Cooper Centennial Scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, were awarded to five students. This year, for the first time, one student won both the Roy V. Armes and Cooper Centennial Scholarship.

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USTMA praises bipartisan work of Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted unanimously to advance the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021. The bill, which will provide historic levels of funding to the country’s aging surface infrastructure, includes several provisions that will help advance research and integration of technologies derived from scrap tire rubber into future infrastructure projects.

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Bridgestone survey reveals Americans trust car travel more this summer

With the summer travel season starting this week, a survey conducted by Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) reveals more than half of Americans plan to travel only by car this summer to reach their vacation destinations. Nearly four in five respondents said they feel safer in a car than on a plane, and nearly one-third said they plan to travel more than 500 miles by car this summer.

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Chinaplas 2021 concludes successful international trade fair

On April 16, Chinaplas 2021, the first post-pandemic international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries, came to an end in the Greater Bay Area. It was the first time that Chinaplas was held at Shenzhen, China. With an exhibition area of over 350,000 square meters, Chinaplas 2021 attracted the participation of 3,576 leading exhibitors from 41 countries and regions, and 152,134 professional visitors from 85 countries and regions. Among the visitors, 2,363 were from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and overseas.

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Enviro initiates consultation regarding plant site in western Sweden

Scandinavian Enviro Systems will submit a proposal for consultation documentation to the county administrative board in Västra Götaland ahead of a future permit application for a new recycling plant for end-of-life vehicle tires. The consultation pertains to the establishment of a new facility to be located in Uddevalla Municipality with an annual capacity to recycle half of all end-of-life tires in Sweden.

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WM Thermoforming Machines celebrates 40th anniversary

2021 marks a milestone in WM Thermoforming Machines’ history as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. The common thread connects the company of 1981 to that of 2021 is said to be passion, “especially our passion for research and innovation, and the continuous escalation of technological know-how originating from it,” declared Luca Oliverio, sales director of the Swiss company.

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Bridgestone expands Williamsburg, Kentucky, Firestone Industrial Products plant

Bridgestone Americas announced it is expanding the company’s Williamsburg, KY, air springs manufacturing plant. The $51 million investment in the Firestone Industrial Products’ plant will help meet market demand in the automotive vehicle market with a focus on the electric vehicle sector. The expansion of the facility is expected to break ground the second quarter of this year and wrap up by the end of 2022.

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