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Setco Red River rubber mixing plant destroyed by fire

The rubber mixing plant, operated by SETCO, specializes in producing solid tires and expanded rim assemblies. The facility utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to create high-quality rubber compounds. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and authorities are assessing the extent of damage to the plant. Local residents are advised to stay indoors if they experience breathing difficulties due to the chemicals released during the incident. As the situation unfolds, authorities are closely monitoring air quality and ensuring the safety of the community.

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Detroit Rubber Group annual fishing outing to be held July 11th

The Detroit Rubber Group will hold a Fishing Outing July 11 at the Toledo Beach Marina in La Salle, MI. Attendees are requested to arrive at 6:30 a.m., and the boat is scheduled to depart at 7 a.m. and return at noon. The cost to participate in the event is $195 per person, and this price includes the outing itself and not any extra services, extra gear or lodging accommodations. Event sponsorships are available, with the suggested sponsorship amount being $100. All proceeds from the event go to the Detroit Rubber Group Scholarship Program.

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Continental name new head of sustainability for ContiTech

– Anne Windberg Baarup took over the management of the sustainability department for Continental’s group sector ContiTech on June 1, 2024. She is now responsible for the strategic direction and global management of sustainability activities for the company’s industrial business. In her new position, she reports directly to Claus Peter Spille, head of Operations at ContiTech. Baarup has been working for Continental for eight years in various functions. She has extensive experience in the areas of materials technology, HR and organizational development. Most recently, the 46-year-old was employed as head of Material Technology Solutions for Continental’s tire business, where she actively promoted the research into and implementation of sustainable materials.

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USTMA supports new legislation to boost tire retreading

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and its member companies stand in support of  H.R.8578, the Retreaded Truck Tire Jobs, Supply Chain Security and Sustainability Act introduced by U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Emilia Strong Sykes (D-OH). The bill would incentivize investments in retreaded commercial tires by providing tax credits for fleet purchases of U.S. retreaded commercial tires.

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