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Nexen Tire and The Purple Heart Foundation to give away 2020 Jeep Gladiator to a combat-wounded veteran

  5/17/2019 - Diamond Bar, CA - In the wake of last year's highly-successful “American Muscle for American Heroes” program, Nexen Tire America, Inc. has partnered with The Purple Heart Foundation for a second time to honor a combat-wounded veteran and Purple Heart recipient by giving away a custom 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport S. The “Nexen Hero” Campaign is designed to honor a well-deserving veteran who was wounded in combat and awarded the Purple Heart Medal by giving away a new Jeep Gladiator equipped with 35-inch Nexen Roadian MTX Extreme Off-Road Mud Terrain tires and several Mopar aftermarket parts. The campaign begins on May 15 and the winning recipient, who will be selected by the Purple Heart Foundation, will be announced on National Purple Heart Day, August 7. Last year, Nexen Tire showed its gratitude for the safety and security provided by U.S. service members through the “American Muscle for American Heroes” program by providing a deserving Purple Heart recipient with a custom 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T 392 Scat Pack equipped with Nexen Roadian HP Street Sport All-Season radial tires. Purple Heart recipient and retired Marine Cpl. Steven Diaz was selected to receive the custom Nexen Tire Purple Heart Dodge Challenger. He was selected by representatives from The Purple Heart Foundation from thousands of nominations across the country. Diaz was severely wounded by an IED (improvised explosive device) explosion while conducting combat operations in Iraq in 2005. The incident left him with the permanent effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and a seizure disorder. Since medically retiring from the military, Diaz has dedicated himself to helping other veterans suffering from similar injuries by co-founding Hidden Wounds, an organization that helps “Heroes battle the invisible war at home" where he currently serves as its chief operating officer and program manager. This year’s campaign continues Nexen Tire’s commitment to show its appreciation to America’s combat-wounded heroes for their incredible sacrifices while defending the nation’s safety, while also maintaining a commitment to keep drivers safe on the road by manufacturing some of the industry’s most reliable and highest-quality tires. The program is also designed to help bring awareness to the Purple Heart Medal and its recipients to ensure their devotion to the nation does not go unnoticed. The Jeep Gladiator, which is being customized by legendary car builder Kenny Pfitzer of Zero to 60 Designs in Corona, CA, will feature several Mopar aftermarket parts and other customizations, in addition to one-of-a-kind Nexen Tire and Purple Heart graphics. Pfitzer and his team at Zero to 60 Designs were the customizers behind the 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T 392 Scat Pack for the “American Muscle for American Heroes” program. “Last year, Nexen Tire dedicated itself to bringing awareness to America’s combat wounded veterans, and after the amazing success of the ‘American Muscle for American Heroes’ campaign, we are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Purple Heart Foundation and kick off an all new program to give a Jeep Gladiator to a very deserving combat-wounded veteran,” said John Hagan, executive vice president of sales for Nexen Tire America, Inc. “Our heroes’ dedication to providing safety and security to the nation naturally aligns with Nexen Tire’s commitment to creating the safest and most reliable tires on the road, so it was very important for us to continue this program and work to bring even more awareness to the sacrifice of these combat-wounded American heroes.” "It is an absolute pleasure to be once again teamed up with Nexen Tire USA to select a very deserving combat-wounded veteran. Our organization is dedicated to serving these brave individuals who sacrificed so much for our nation's safety, and it's refreshing to be tied to an organization that shares that same vision," said Stephen Ruckman, chief executive officer for The Purple Heart Foundation. "Our motto has always been to honor their sacrifice with our service, and we will continue to support the Nexen Tire’s Nexen Hero campaign in any way we can." The nomination period runs May 15 to July 24 and the recipient will be announced August 7, National Purple Heart Day. Nominees must be a member of Military Order of The Purple Heart and the Jeep Gladiator recipient will be selected by members of the Purple Heart Foundation based on a variety of factors including heroism, sacrifice and an ongoing commitment to their community. For more information on the Purple Heart Foundation, visit https://purpleheartfoundation.org.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Industrial rubber market expected to reach $38.31 billion by 2026 - click to expand

U.S. Department of Commerce initiates circumvention probe of CORE steel from five countries - click to expand

Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles - click to expand

Yokohama announces first half financials for 2019 - click to expand

Toyo Tires introduces the Extensa A/S II value oriented all-season tire - click to expand

Global automotive tire market forecast at $628 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Thursday, August 15, 2019

ChemSpec awarded NACD membership - click to expand

Global specialty nitrile butadiene rubber market forecast at $768.1 million by 2025 - click to expand

RTP acquires Zeotherm thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) product line from Zeon Chemicals - click to expand

Songwon Industrial Group reports positive results for second quarter - click to expand

Huntsman Polyurethanes announces ACS distributor in Canada - click to expand

H.B. Fuller completes sale of surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business to Tiarco - click to expand

Momentive to showcase new silicone technologies at K 2019 - click to expand

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Freudenberg upgrades its quality process with new vision inspection units - click to expand

Global industrial yarn products for v-belts and industrial hose market forecast with a CAGR of 4.4 percent - click to expand

Halcyon Agri reports positive second quarter results - click to expand

Cooper Tire honored by 2020 Women on Boards organization - click to expand

Global green tires market forecast at $178.07 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Global market for corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings forecast at $12 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Cooper Tire to present at J.P. Morgan Auto Conference - click to expand

Nexen Tire returns as the Official Partner of Manchester City Football Club - click to expand

Hankook Tire to provide original equipment tires to the 2020 Ford Explorer - click to expand

Lion Elastomers completes acquisition of the Firestone Orange, TX, production site - click to expand

Cabot implements feedstock surcharge for all specialty carbon black products manufactured in North America - click to expand

Monday, August 12, 2019

Toyo Tire to start a tire manufacturing plant in Serbia by 2022 - click to expand

JSR posts 7.8 percent decrease in Elastomer Division sales revenue for first quarter - click to expand

Enviro receives ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification - click to expand

Rain Carbon to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for its new hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins production facility in Germany - click to expand

Haydale to launch advanced nanomaterial additives for elastomers at IRC 2019 - click to expand

Global automotive run-flat tire market forecast at 3 percent through 2023 - click to expand

Global polymer emulsion market forecast at $55.81 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Market Reports

Global automotive tire market forecast at $628 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global green tires market forecast at $178.07 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Industrial Rubber Market is expected to reach $38.31 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global specialty nitrile butadiene rubber market forecast at $768.1 million by 2025 - click to expand

Global industrial yarn products for V-belts and industrial hose market forecast with a CAGR of 4.4% - click to expand

Global market for corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings forecast at $12 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Global automotive run-flat tire market forecast 3% through 2023 - click to expand

Global polymer emulsion market forecast at $55.81 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Liquid Silicone Rubber Injection Molding Machine Market to Register a CAGR of 8.93% by 2025 - click to expand

USTMA forecasts increase in U.S. tire shipments for 2019 - click to expand

Global carbon black market is projected to reach $14.5 Billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global steel cord market forecast with a CAGR of 4.2% through 2023 - click to expand

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