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Continental's 'Hurricane Machine' increases production sustainability
Tire Review
Tiremaker Continental says a machine it has co-developed offers a new approach to recycling the rubberized steel cord scrap that arises during the manufacturing process. The unit, which has been named the 'Hurricane Machine', separates uncured rubber compound and steel cord by a process Continental that claims is a tire industry world first.
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Tire inferno
Chemical & Engineering News
Tire recycling was hindered by a volume problem 30 years ago, and that hasn't changed. According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association, one waste tire is generated per person per year in the U.S. — today that's about 315 million tires annually. But some things have improved. The fire served as a call to action for states to come up with better plans to manage tire recycling. The experience battling the blaze has contributed to advances in environmental monitoring.
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Online content can drive your business growth
Duct Tape Marketing
Every day thousands of people go online in search of useful information or communication through social networks. This is where your prospective customers are. So, the next question is how to get their attention and to lead them to your service offering.
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Measure techs' performance — don't guess
Tire Business
Measuring technician efficiency consistently is essential to maximizing the output of an automotive service department. Unfortunately, many owners and managers haven't grasped the importance of this measurement yet. Tracking efficiency is the foundation of a healthy service department.
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The top 10 workplace trends for 2014
Chicago Tribune
The economy is showing no signs of getting better and now with Obamacare next year, there are going to be some major changes. 2014 will be a slow period, where a lot of major workplace issues will surface and executives will be scrambling.

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New oil change invoice requirements for shops
Tire Review
Your customer invoices might have to list the engine oil type, brand and other related information, according to a new recommendation by the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Conference of Weights and Measures.

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Yet another competitor arises
Tire Business
Today, after the most recent recession that throttled the auto industry and shrank the car makers' franchise networks, auto dealerships are looking for every opportunity to recapture lost sales. That means taking a bigger bite out of the tire and auto maintenance aftermarket.

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Hyundai to recall Genesis cars to fix brakes
Fox News
Hyundai recently decided to recall about 27,500 Genesis luxury cars, just a few hours after the U.S. government opened an investigation into problems with their brakes. The automaker said the recall covers cars from the 2009 through 2012 model years.
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Tires get new life after the road
Sustainablog
There are approximately 290 million scrap tires generated each year in the U.S., with about 27 million of those disposed of in landfills, notes the Environmental Protection Agency. Fortunately, the majority of scrap tires are recycled or used in beneficial ways, such as for fuel, building projects and rubber-modified asphalt.
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Delta World Tire celebrates 75th anniversary
Modern Tire Dealer
Delta World Tire Co. announced that the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013. Delta World Tire began in 1938 as World Tire and Supply in New Orleans. Founder Abe Bernstein began his venture selling used tires during war times with one underlying principle — customer service is first priority. He knew that excellent customer service, connecting with his patrons, was the key to his success. Today the company is in the hands of the fourth generation of Bernstein family members, Paul Bernstein.
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Obama pushes for immigration bill this year
USA Today
VideoBriefWith the partial government shutdown in the past, President Barack Obama recently renewed his call for an immigration bill. "It's good for our economy, it's good for our national security," Obama said in remarks at the White House. "It's good for our people, and we should do it this year."
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Bridgestone adds radial tire for mining
Rubber News
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has added the V-Steel Super Deep Rock premium radial tire to its mining portfolio of products. Bridgestone said the V-Steel Super Deep Rock premium radial tire is designed to meet the rugged, tough demands of mining and waste operations by featuring an improved tread design and more tread volume for long life.
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'Global Driver Assistance Systems Market Report 2013-2018: ACC, LDWS, BSD, TPMS, IR'
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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Driver Assistance Systems Market Report 2013-2018: ACC, LDWS, BSD, TPMS, IR" report to their offering. This report analyses global trends and forecasts for the driver assistance systems market, providing a complete break-down of the market by type [adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, park assist, drowsiness monitor, blind spot detection, night vision, tire pressure monitoring, adaptive front lighting], by technology [ultrasonic, image, radar, lidar, infrared] and geography. Driver assistance systems assist the driver while driving and provide an overall better driving experience. These systems not only increase the safety of the vehicle and occupants of the vehicle but now they have broadened their scope to pedestrian and overall road safety.
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