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New Generation of STEELASTIC Extruded Steel Belt System Gets First Sales

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH – Almost two years ago, the Steelastic Company embarked on an exciting long-term strategy to develop a range of machines for the smaller, more flexible, high-efficiency tire plants of the future.  In February 2018, this strategy produced its first major new piece of equipment with the launch of the Steelastic Next Generation Extruded Steel Belt Machine at the Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany.

The Tire Technology launch was quickly followed in May 2018 by the first sale of two Next Generation Extruded Steel Belt Systems to Finland-based premium tire manufacturer Nokian, for its greenfield factory under construction in Dayton, Tennessee.  When it comes on-line, this new plant will have a capacity of four million car and light truck all-season tires per year, with room for further expansion.

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STEELASTIC® Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the WBENC

STEELASTIC® is proud to announce that we are certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC was founded in 1997 and is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. The certification was granted based on the ownership, control, and operation of Heico, the parent company of STEELASTIC®, by Emily Heisley Stoeckel.

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STEELASTIC® to Exhibit at Tire Technology Expo 2018

STEELASTIC®, long an industry innovator in developing systems for tire component manufacturing, will exhibit at the 2018 Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany – the premier showcase for the global tire design, development and manufacturing industry.

“The tire industry is evolving at a rate never seen before,” said company President Ian Dennis. “This evolution is driving requirements for significantly increased flexibility, automation, efficiency and traceability in tire manufacturing equipment. STEELASTIC is at the forefront of technology development that satisfies these requirements as well as making smaller, more flexible and lower capital outlay tire plants a viable reality.”

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