LAS VEGAS (April 11, 2014) — Tommy Daughtrey, president of the Duncan, Okla.-based tire recycling firm Four D Corp., is this year’s winner of the Tire Processor Chapter’s Service to Industry Award from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).
Mr. Daughtrey received the award during a Tire Processor Chapter meeting at the ISRI annual meeting in Las Vegas, ISRI said. He was honored for his record of service to ISRI and its Tire Processing Chapter, including two terms as the chapter’s treasurer, his current service as chair of the Tire & Rubber Division, and his current position on ISRI’s Government Affairs and Finance Committee.
Mr. Daughtrey entered his family’s business, Western Welding Supply, in 1968 after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, according to ISRI. He, his brother Max and father Everett founded Four D in 1994, after selling Western Welding Supply to Airgas, the institute said.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|