International Elastomer Conference housing closes September 2

The International Elastomer Conference provides many valuable learning, business and networking opportunities. It is the one place, one time of year, where one finds the best of the industry all under one roof. Join over 150 companies and organizations exhibiting at the Expo, along with 90 presentations that will be given at the 200th Technical Meeting, including special “Frontiers” Symposia. In addition, there will be 11 courses offered during the Educational Symposium, the Science & Technology Awards Luncheon and Presentations, and a Career Fair, Student Symposium, networking events and more.

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Bridgestone launches Chase Your Dream initiative

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced the launch of a new initiative with its Team Bridgestone athlete ambassadors to help advance the company’s commitment to promoting diversity and creating more inclusive communities. Through the “Chase Your Dream with Team Bridgestone” campaign, Bridgestone will provide funding and support local activities that benefit adaptive sports organizations and empower young adaptive athletes in the United States and Canada.

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Goodyear and Plus collaborate on autonomous trucks

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced a strategic collaboration with Plus (formerly, a global provider of self-driving truck technology, to provide optimized, autonomous trucking solutions that elevate the intelligent and connected transformation of the logistics industry.
Through this collaboration, Goodyear’s suite of services, including connected tires, will further enhance transportation efficiency and safety for semi-trucks powered by Plus’s Level 4 autonomous driving technology while also reducing carbon impact.

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Minnesota soybean farmers donate Goodyear soy-oil tires to local law-enforcement

This summer, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is Driving Soy.
Minnesota soybean farmers – driven by farmer-led checkoff dollars – are turning the key and hitting the highway, rolling out a win-win campaign that gives traction to the broad benefits and uses of soybean oil.  
Throughout the spring and summer, MSR&PC and its 44 organized counties are utilizing Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s line of soy-oil tires to shine a light on value-added products and give back to their communities by donating sets of soy-based tires to their local law-enforcement agencies.

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