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.