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Eagle Elastomer founder Neil X. McHale passed away October 10

  10/16/2020 - Akron, OH - Neil X. McHale died October 10, just six days before his 86th birthday. He was surrounded by his family. McHale was born October 16, 1934, in New York City to Michael and Ann McHale. He was the seventh of nine children. After graduating from John Adams High School, he entered the U.S. Army for two years, based in Germany. In 1956, he was appointed to the New York City Police Department. After three years, he transferred to the New York City Fire Department. He met his wife, Vertina (Tina) Ashling, in 1961, and they were married in 1963. After finishing two years with the Fire Department, he decided to go to Tri State University in Angola, IN, majoring in chemical engineering, and received his degree in 1965. McHale accepted a position with General Tire International after graduation. For the next 15 years, the family, by then consisting of two sons, Regan and Liam, moved to Venezuela, Portugal, where their third son, Neil, was born; subsequently moving to Iran, and finally Tanzania. He was grateful for this opportunity and thoroughly enjoyed each assignment. In 1980, the family returned to the U.S. to a flat job market. After an unsuccessful job search, he took the plunge with three other investors and started Eagle Elastomer in 1983. He was extremely proud of the company, which is now being run by Regan and Neil McHale. Love of family was McHale’s main source of enjoyment. He was also an avid tennis player and enjoyed skiing, golf and long walks. On a quieter side, movies, music and reading were favorite pastimes. His devotion and pride in his family was constant; McHale was always willing to encourage and advise or help out when needed. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 57 years, Tina, and sons, Regan (Roma), Liam, and Neil (Elena), and nine grandchildren; Tyler, Trayton, Dylon, Gavin, Kayla, Chloe, Rachel, Celia and Laura. They will all miss him very much, especially his humor and encouragement. Also left to mourn his passing is sister Helen Hickey and brother Michael (Cathy) McHale; sisters-in-law Cynthia (Jim) Carol and Susan Ashling, many nieces and nephews, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider Tunnels to Towers: 2361 Hylan Blvd. Ste. 3, Staten Island, NY 10306, or Salvation Army, 190 South Maple St., Akron, OH 44302.

Friday, October 23, 2020

HF Mixing Group aligns top management structure - click to expand

Goodyear to announce third quarter results - click to expand

ARP Materials aids in transition from lead-based to environmentally preferred Chemlok products - click to expand

ARDL adds equipment to expand thermal conductivity capabilities - click to expand

Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference closes today; virtual access available through January 20, 2021 - click to expand

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Brazilian automotive tire market projected to reach $2.05 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Tire demand in Asia to reach $97.4 billion in 2020 - click to expand

Arlanxeo to sell olefins business to Mitsubishi. - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference continues today; Technical Meeting and Educational Symposium proceed - click to expand

ARDL enhances viscoelastic and fatigue analysis capabilities - click to expand

Magna Tyres launches portal for EU market - click to expand

KnowHow Webinars offers membership opportunities - click to expand

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

LabsCubed opens production facility in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada - click to expand

Henkel and Carbon combine materials and printing expertise for high performance additive manufacturing - click to expand

ACE Products & Consulting appoints international marketing partner - click to expand

TA Instruments introduces high performance rheometers - click to expand

ARDL adds equipment to expand thermal conductivity capabilities - click to expand

MonTech offers optional low viscosity and ultra low viscosity torque transducers - click to expand

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

MonTech’s MCool -40°C chiller option increases range for low temperature RPA testing - click to expand

Department of Commerce delays publication of results of anti-dumping investigation into light tires from Korean, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan - click to expand

IMCD U.S. opens headquarters in greater Cleveland area - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference continues today; Get Involved session held - click to expand

Yokohama Rubber unifies off-highway tire operations under global entity - click to expand

TA Instruments introduces multi-sample Discovery X3 differential scanning calorimeter - click to expand

ARDL expands rubber testing capabilities to include SAE J1402 - click to expand

Davis-Standard presents free webinar on Evolution and Advancements in Technology - click to expand

Monday, October 19, 2020

Desma extends digital exhibition XpertForum until October 30 - click to expand

Solvay inaugurates second bio-based solvent plant in Brazil - click to expand

Nokian's Tennessee tire factory earns LEED v4 Silver certification - click to expand

Nexen updates winter tire line for Europe - click to expand

Tyrata begins IntelliTread Drive-Over System shipments to Japan - click to expand

Global silicones market will grow by $5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Market Reports

Tire demand in Asia to reach $97.4 billion in 2020 - click to expand

Brazil automotive tire market is projected to reach $2.05 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global Silicones Market will grow by$5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Global polymer emulsion market forecast to reach $38.1 billion by 2025 - click to expand

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