WASHINGTON-Well-known weatherman Willard Scott from NBC's Today Show now greets callers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline, the agency reported. The hotline, available 24 hours a day, receives about 500,000 calls each year, providing the agency with information from the public on potential safety problems, NHTSA said.
The hotline is available at (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123 in the Washington, D.C. area.
Gault is named a 'CEO of the Year'
NEW YORK-For the second time in three years, Goodyear Chairman and CEO Stanley C. Gault has been chosen a Silver Award winner in the ``rubber and components'' category of Financial World's CEO of the Year Competition.
The Silver Award is presented to one of three winners in each category for ``outstanding contributions in their respective industry group,'' the magazine said.
Mr. Gault, who joined Goodyear in June 1991, also won the award in 1992.
Firm wants to build five pyrolysis plants
HAWTHORNE, Fla.-A Georgia-based waste utilization company is negotiating with investors to build five, $5.3-million ECO2 Inc. tire recycling plants using pyrolysis technology over the next year, according to ECO2 President Charles Ledford.
Separately, the South Korean Environmental Protection Agency is studying a proposal to build a pyrolysis plant, Mr. Ledford said.
ECO2 said it has processed more than two million scrap automobile tires since the Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved the use of its commercial tire pyrolysis system in 1993.
Titan Tire inks farm tire agreements
DES MOINES, Iowa-Titan Tire Corp. has signed multi-year supply agreements to provide agricultural tires to two major farm equipment makers-Deere & Co. and New Holland.
Maurice Taylor Jr., president and CEO of Titan Tire's parent, Titan Wheel International Inc., said the deal should translate into about $110 million in new business as well as boost the firm's replacement sales.
Titan said it will double its farm tire production over the next two years with minimal additional capital requirements.
Berexa to manage Dunlop's Allied Tire
BUFFALO, N.Y.-Dunlop Tire Corp. executive Joseph C. Berexa has been appointed managing director of the tire maker's Allied Tire subsidiary.
Allied is an Orlando, Fla.-based retail tire dealership with 45 outlets in the state. As manag-ing director, Mr. Berexa assumes full operational authority and responsibility for Allied, Dunlop said.
Mr. Berexa has been with Dunlop for more than 24 years, most recently serving as vice president, sales; vice president, sales administration.
Kelly looks to boost farm tire production
CUMBERLAND, Md.-Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. is investing $8.5 million to purchase and install radial rear farm tire manufacturing equipment at its Freeport, Ill., plant.
``We are confident the farm tire market will continue to move more to radial rear farm tires. . . ,'' said Kelly President Lee Fiedler, who predicted the rear farm tire replacement market will reach 820,000 units in 1995.
The project, scheduled for completion by the summer of 1996, will require construction of new floor and warehouse space, the company said.
The expansion follows a previously unannounced $4 million investment at the Freeport plant to boost front farm tire production, Kelly said. That project was completed late last year, a spokesman said.
New Dunlop plant still only an option
BUFFALO, N.Y.-After announcing plans to build a third North American tire factory last August, Dunlop Tire Corp. is still weighing the idea against other expansion options, such as increasing capacity at its other plants around the world.
Dunlop's vice president of marketing, Woody Arnold, said the company is still deciding whether to build a plant or expand existing facilities to increase overall tire production capacity.