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RMA Rebrands to U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association

The Rubber Manufacturers Association has a new name – the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

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RMA Announces Scrap to Profit Tire Recycling Conference

The 7th Scrap to Profit Conference will focus on innovation to drive new and improved scrap tire markets.

Bridgestone Earns Worker Safety Awards

Four Bridgestone plants have be recognized for excellence and improvements in worker health and safety by the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s Safety and Health Improvement Program.

RMA Announces 2017 National Tire Safety Week Dates

The Rubber Manufacturers Association has announced this year’s National Tire Safety Week will take place May 28-June 3.

Toyo Unveils New Tire Maintenance Videos

As part of National Tire Safety Week, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is introducing four new videos in the Tires 101 section of its website. Aimed at consumers, the educational videos will cover how to check tire pressure, how to check tire tread depth, how to inspect tire wear and how to read a tire sidewall.

Update: Transportation Bill, with Tire Provisions, Sent to Obama

Having been passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate earlier in the week, the $305 billion five-year transportation infrastructure bill was sent to the White House. President Obama signed the bill, which, in addition to providing federal money to highway, transit and rail projects, also includes several provisions related to tire standards

RMA Touts Safety, Savings during 2015 NTSW

During National Tire Safety Week, May 24-30, the Rubber Manufacturers Association is reminding consumers that poorly maintained, underinflated tires not only put them at risk, they also add expenses at the gas pump. “No road trip should start without first checking tire pressure and inspecting tires for damage and insufficient tread depth,” said Dan Zielinski,

RMA Awards Tiremakers for Safe Manufacturing Facilities

The Rubber Manufacturers Association presented 20 Safety and Health Improvement Program awards this year to four tiremakers. RMA’s Safety and Health Improvement Program, established in 1981, recognizes member companies that achieve significant enhancements in worker health and safety. The SHIP awards encourage and reward a company’s demonstrated commitment to worker health and safety. Bridgestone Americas

Scrap to Profit Conference Details Announced

The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation and the Rubber Manufacturers Association are co-hosting the sixth Scrap to Profit conference in Latham, N.Y. at the Holiday Inn Express from Oct. 28 to 29. The conference will provide presentations and discussions on developments in scrap tire markets, ground rubber markets and expanding markets, including a special

RMA Predicts Increase in Tire Shipments

The Rubber Manufacturers Association is projecting 2015 tire shipments to be greater than 2014. U.S. tire shipments are expected to exceed 311 million units in 2015, according to the association. OE shipments for passenger, light truck and medium/heavy truck are expected to increase, RMA said. Replacement shipments of passenger and light truck tires are expected

RMA Offering Free Tire Repair Education Materials

The Rubber Manufacturers Association is offering free tire repair wall charts and handouts to tire dealer and automotive service locations throughout March to help educate consumers about proper tire repair. The materials include RMA’s puncture repair wall chart in print or electronic form, a printed handout that can be used to educate consumers about RMA’s

Florida, Oklahoma, South Carolina Taking on Used Tire Sales

Earlier this year, the RMA said it would support efforts by a number of states to eliminate what it terms “unsafe used tires.” Last week came word that state lawmakers in Oklahoma, South Carolina and Florida – three states specifically targeted by the RMA – have proposed bills that would restrict the sale of used tires.