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BOWIE, Maryland Imported casings and the retreaded tires made from them are not subject to federal excise taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has told the Tire Industry Association (TIA).

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WASHINGTON D.C. - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered a recall of an estimated 450,000 Chinese-made light truck tires that allegedly have been implicated in at least two road accidents in the past year, one of which resulted in fatalities.

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Carlisle Companies Inc. has appointed David Roberts, formerly the top executive of fluid-handling equipment maker Graco Inc., its new chairman, president and CEO, effective today.

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Goodyear will close its plant in Collingwood, Ont., leaving 165 people without jobs.

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RohmNova plans to increases prices by 5 cents per pound on all of its acrylic and vinyl-acetate based latices and additives sold to the North American paper and paperboard industries.

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The U.S. Senate has passed an energy bill that would require all cars, light trucks and sport-utility vehicles to meet a corporate average fuel economy of 35 mpg by 2020.

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EDMONTON, Alberta - Solideal Canada has opened a distribution center in Edmonton to meet a growing demand for industrial and construction products in the western Canadian region.

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WASHINGTON The Senate Commerce Committee has passed by voice vote the Corporate Average Fuel Economy n(CAFE) bill that would require auto makers´ car and truck fleets to average 35 mpg in fuel economy by 2020.

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Source: Vietnam News Agency, Hanoi; 22 June 2007

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee The Tennessee State Senate and House of Representatives is considering a bill to raise the predisposal fee on new passenger and light truck tires.

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