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Crain News Service report

MASSILLON, Ohio (Aug. 27, 2014) — Standards Testing Laboratories (STL) will host an educational tire technology seminar Sept. 23-25 at the company’s Massillon headquarters.

The session is aimed at providing engineers and professionals a thorough understanding of tire technology and the tire and wheel industries.

STL said it developed the seminar to benefit non-tire engineers, entry-level engineers as well as experienced tire engineers. The course will equip professionals who have direct or indirect involvement related to tires with a thorough, general knowledge of the design, construction, materials and performance of tires, STL said.

The two-and-a-half-day seminar will encompass a range of tire and wheel technology topics, including materials, mechanics and manufacturing, tire and wheel design and construction, testing and evaluation, industry regulations and service issues, and advanced concepts.

The seminar will be a small group format to allow participants to engage with STL’s automotive and tire experts in the fields of engineering, engineering mechanics and vehicle dynamics and chemistry. A tour of the STL test facilities also will be provided.

Deadline for registration is Sept. 1. Registration is $1,100 and includes all sessions and materials, three luncheons, an evening banquet and refreshments throughout. Discounts are available for three or more persons from one company registering together. Interested parties can register online or call 800-833-8547 to request a form. More information is available on STL’s website. www.stllabs.com

This report appeared on the website of Rubber & Plastics News, an Akron-based sister publication of Tire Business.

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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.
46%
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I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.
13%
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I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.
24%
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I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.
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I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.
3%
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Total votes: 78