MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (June 25, 2014) — The Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) will soon be the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada/L’Association canadienne du pneu et du caoutchouc, thanks to the unanimous vote of the RAC membership at the association’s annual general meeting June 19.
When the RAC surveyed its members earlier this year about changing the association’s name, 69 percent said they wanted to change the name to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, the RAC said in its May e-Newsletter.
“This initiative is borne of the idea our association’s name should more accurately reflect who we are and what we do,” the RAC said in the newsletter.
“The proposed name change adds to who we are—it does not take anything away,” the association added. “It is merely a better descriptor.”
There was no exact word on when the name change will be official, but an association spokeswoman said it would be within the next few weeks.
The RAC is the second major association to announce a name change this year. On April 24, the former Automobile Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) became the Auto Care Association.
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|