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Bill Re­minder, the CEO and pres­i­dent of Truck Hero, has won the EY En­tre­pre­neur of the Year 2018 Michi­gan and North­west Ohio award. The nod has to do with en­trepreneurs show­ing in­no­va­tion, fi­nan­cial suc­cess, and com­mit­ment to their busi­ness and com­mu­nity. Bridge­stone has teamed up with Akron Pub­lic Schools in Ohio, so there will now be a Bridge­stone Academy of Ap­plied En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy (au­to­mo­tive, weld­ing, and more), plus a Fire­stone Com­plete Auto Care cen­ter will come to the East Com­mu­nity Learn­ing Cen­ter. Hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence and busi­ness prac­tices will be among the of­fer­ings for up to 100 stu­dents.

BFGoodrich and World Surf League joined to­gether for the Vans U.S. Open of Surf­ing, mak­ing BFG the of­fi­cial tire. Goodyear is head­ing to space again? It’s doing an ex­per­i­ment that will study sil­ica par­ti­cles (used in tires) in a pro­ject with the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion U.S. Na­tional Lab­o­ra­tory. It in­volves mi­cro­grav­ity con­di­tions and fig­ur­ing out whether “unique forms of pre­cip­i­tated sil­ica should be con­sid­ered in tires” for per­for­mance. Han­kook is do­nat­ing $175,000 to Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans, specif­i­cally the DAV Mo­bile Ser­vice Of­fice pro­gram. The tire­maker has been a part­ner of DAV for four years now, which gives free ser­vices to vet­er­ans. It was 1993 when Curt Man­u­fac­tur­ing was founded. That makes the trail­er­hitch com­pany

25 years old.

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