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Michelin facilities earn safety accolades

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) presented eight of its 20 safety awards this year to U.S. Michelin manufacturing plants. Two Michelin production facilities were recognized for excellence in worker health and safety, and six were acknowledged for significant improvements in these categories. RMA's Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP) awards, ...

Sohm named to Truck Buddy’s board

Trucker Buddy International’s Board of Directors has unanimously elected Krista Sohm, vice president, marketing and communications for Meritor, Inc., as its newest board member. “We are ...

MERA adds new team member

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) has hired Brian Hall as senior director, membership and sales. MERA says Hall is primarily responsible for membership recruitment, retention and engagement, as well as the planning and execution of key events and executive council meetings. Hall was most recently with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), where he served ...

Walter Surface Technologies appoints new leader

Walter Surface Technologies announces Michael Christodoulou has been appointed as president and COO of the company. Prior to joining Walter, Christodoulou was president of Cummins Eastern Canada LP, the distributor for Cummins Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing, sale and service of diesel engines. Christodoulou began working ...

Plombco reaches agreement with Lynn Parker Associates

Plombco has appointed Lynn Parker Associates (LPA) as the exclusive sales agency for North America. Plombco is celebrating its 30th year of operation in 2015 and continues to develop new ways to better service its customer’s needs. “Lynn Parker has over 40 years of experience working in the automotive industry ...

Retread Tire Association grows again

The following companies are the newest Members of the Retread Tire Association (RTA): Nol-Tec Systems, Lino Lake, Minn.; Recauchutagem Nortenha, Portugal; Tatko Servis Kaucuk Otomotiv Ticaret, Turkey; Turkey Retreader Association, Turkey. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the amount of support our exciting new association continues ...

Yokohama to participate in multi-channel marketing campaign

Expanding on an initial partnership announced in late 2014, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has inked a three-year multichannel partnership with KaBOOM! to include cause marketing campaigns, playground builds and annual title sponsorships. KaBOOM! is the national non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all children get the balanced and active play ...

HDMA adds seven new members

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) has added seven members in 2015: Thermal Dynamic International, SWS Warning Systems, Inc., IMI Precision Engineering, NGK Spark Plugs, Inc., Raybestos Powertrain, LLC, Bee Line Company and Parker Hannifin Automation Group. HDMA says its continued growth is driven by industry recognition of the ...

New PSI Tire Digest available

PSI has published its March issue of Commercial Fleet Tire Digest. This month’s issue focuses on handling tire and wheel assemblies safely. The document features a chart showing the weight combinations typical for tire and wheel assemblies in today’s marketplace, and then detailed information on how those weights impact ...

Bigwood joins Noregon Systems

Noregon Systems says Tim Bigwood has joined the company as vice president of operations. Bigwood, who has over 16 years of experience in operations, will be responsible for driving execution and alignment among Noregon’ s product fulfillment, sustainment, call center and information technology teams, the company says. He will ...

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