Michelin Acquires Lehigh Technologies

Michelin has acquired Lehigh Technologies, a specialty materials company that uses patented cryogenic turbo mill technology to transform rubber from end-of-life tires and industrial goods into materials for new tires and other products.

Goodyear Adds Key Size for All-Season OTR Tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has added a key size, 20.5R25, for the AS-3A all-season OTR tire. “This important addition completes the tire’s size line-up, which covers a full range of applications and conditions, including snow and ice-covered surfaces that require exceptional traction,” said Eric Matson, global field engineering manager, Goodyear.

Hankook Celebrates Opening of First U.S. Plant

Hankook Tire celebrates the opening of its first U.S. manufacturing plant, an example of advanced automation in tire production. The milestone opening is an important step to build on the company’s momentum and strengthen its presence in the North American marketplace.

Nexen Breaks Ground on New U.S. Tech Center

After a nearly one year delay, Nexen Tire America breaks ground on its new tire technology center in Richfield, Ohio, yesterday. The $5 million, 34,000 sq.-ft. building will include offices, labs, test machines and a 3,000 sq.-ft. tire warehouse.

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