AKRON (May 6, 2016) — Tire Business, in partnership with Rubber & Plastics News, is preparing a special focus on the research and development activities of the world's tire makers in North America.
To that end, the Akron-based business publications are surveying tire makers and independent testing entities about their R&D efforts, including their tire test tracks. Interest in this segment has intensified of late as a growing cadre of off-shore tire makers have planted R&D roots in the U.S.
The editors of Tire Business and Rubber & Plastics News have created an online survey —
www.tirebusiness.com/RDandTestTracks — and encourage any company that thinks it should be part of this special section to participate.
Tire Business will publish the special focus in its June 20 issue, while Rubber & Plastics News will publish its version of the information in its June 27 issue. Crain's Cleveland Business, another sister publication under the Crain Communications Inc. umbrella, also is participating in the research and reporting.
Those who prefer to fill out a printed survey should contact Lori DiFrancesco by calling 330-865-6121.