RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Feb. 24, 2014) — Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. is supporting the restoration of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janiero after it was damaged by lightning strikes in January.
Pirelli said it is financing the project as part of a year-long celebration of its 85th year of doing business in Brazil. A number of lightning strikes caused some damage, in particular to a finger on the right hand, Pirelli said.
The official launch of the restoration work, which is expected to last three to four months, was given by the Archbishop of Rio, don Orani Tempesta, who blessed the work at the end of a brief ceremony at the foot of the monument, Pirelli said.
"… Restoring Christ the Redeemer is the best thing we can do to thank this country and celebrate this anniversary," said Paolo Dal Pino, president of Pirelli South America.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||