General Tire.General Tire The General Tire and Rubber Company is an American manufacturer of tires for motor vehicles.
General Tire was founded in 1915 in Akron, Ohio by William F. O'Neil. In 1943 General Tire branched out from its core business by purchasing the Yankee Network and the radio stations announced it will relocate its headquarters in Akron, OH to a location near its Charlotte, NC tire manufacturing facility. Headquarters departments relocating comprise certain sections of finance, legal and human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. , in addition to most of the Passenger/Light Truck Division. The Commercial Division will relocate at a later date. Remaining in Akron will be certain administrative functions and part of the R&D operations. A new building will be constructed to the company's specifications. For the second year in a row, General Tire's XP2000X4 performance tire has earned a spot on Consumers Digest magazine's list of "Best Buys" in radial tires. After an extensive product quality, systems and facility audit, General Tire's Charlotte, NC plant received on-the-spot approval by BMW BMW
in full Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
German automaker. Founded as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1916, the company assumed the name Bayerische Motoren Werke and became known for its high-speed motorcycles in the 1920s. to supply Continental brand tires for the carmaker's new plant in Spartanburg, SC.
A deploying door trim system developed by Ford with energy-absorbing foam and technical expertise from Miles won a Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE SPE - Software Practice and Experience ) Automotive Division Award. The system, which helps protect passengers in a side impact collision and meets or exceeds 1997 side impact standards, took the top prize in the body interior category. Two energy-absorbing polyurethane foam systems from Miles' Polymers Division were critical to the deploying door trim, allowing it to help absorb side impact forces, thereby reducing the forces on vehicle occupants.
The Scrap Tire Management Council (STMC STMC Scrap Tire Management Council
STMC Sober Tramps Motorcycle Club (Maryland) ) and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials ) have announced they will develop definitions for ground rubber used in modified-asphalt pavements. The Council will develop and submit the proposed definitions to ASTM Committee D4.45, the Committee for Modified Asphalt Specifications. The proposed definitions will be prepared and sent to the D4.45 task group on scrap tire rubber. Once approved by the task group, the proposed definitions will be sent to the full committee for consideration.
The Dutch chemical group DSM 1. DSM - Data Structure Manager.
An object-oriented language by J.E. Rumbaugh and M.E. Loomis of GE, similar to C++. It is used in implementation of CAD/CAE software. DSM is written in DSM and C and produces C as output. has decided to further streamline its organizational structure in line with the 'Concern 2000' reorganization project launched in 1991. By January 1, 1996 at the latest, the group's nine divisions will be replaced by 14 business groups, all of which will be reporting directly to the managing board. By delegating responsibilities to decentralized de·cen·tral·ize
v. de·cen·tral·ized, de·cen·tral·iz·ing, de·cen·tral·iz·es
1. To distribute the administrative functions or powers of (a central authority) among several local authorities. levels and by minimizing the number of management layers, DSM aims to make its organization more effective and flexible.
Air Liquide America is relocating its corporate center to Houston, TX.