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The Rubber Manufacturers Association, the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S., announced a relaunch under the new banner of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 100 million pounds of tire components discarded during the manufacturing process are dumped in landfills nationally each year because the body ply – the tire’s largest component – can’t be effectively recycled. That is, until tire pyrolysis gains more of a foothold throughout the industry.

Gerdau North America, a steel manufacturer in Selkirk, and Reliable Tire Recycling, in Winnipeg, have partnered for over 10 years to recycle tires.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company disclosed that a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock would be payable on June 30, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business June 1, 2017.

Bandag, a business of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of premium retreaded tires, is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign designed to reinvigorate the retread category.

Edge Rubber, located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, will double its capacity for coarse crumb rubber. Edge Rubber has added a new cracker mill production line, giving the plant double capacity for ambient materials.