If you keep current with news snippets coming out of the world of big tires and mining equipment, then you’re probably aware that bad news often seems to abound. That’s true for several reasons. First, there actually is bad news. Second, bad news sells.
Media studies show that bad news far outweighs good news by as much as seventeen negative news reports for every one good news report. Why? The answer may lie in the work of evolutionary psychologists and neuroscientists. Humans seek out news of dramatic, negative events (Psychology Today).
So, should we blame the media for pandering to us, or ourselves for being the way we are? Either way, we felt it incumbent upon us to comb the web for some balance.
Good News from the World of Big Tires and Mining Equipment:
- As summer winds down, recycling drives ramp up. Around the nation, communities are coming together to collect big tires for recycling, turning them into tire rings used as construction barrel weights, crumb rubber, asphalt rubber used in road surfaces, playground surfacing, rubber rock, and tire-derived fuel.
- Charitable donation of heavy equipment will enhance learning. According to Northern Ontario Business, “Heavy equipment students at Northern College Timmins Campus now have hands-on experience in working with specialized mining equipment after a donation from Dumas Mining Contractors.” The six pieces of heavy equipment donated will greatly enhance learning when classes start again in September of 2015.
- Titan considers building a wheel plant in Turkey. Although details of the plant are scarce, the company stated that through this expansion, they will be better able to provide wheels for the Turkish agricultural market as well as supporting markets in East Europe and the former Soviet Bloc. (Tire Business)
With new plants being built, charitable donations enhancing education, and recycling programs ramping up, it’s a good time to be involved in a business that supports the growing trades of mining and agriculture. Remember that we carry a full supply of OTR tires and that we look forward to working with you. Contact us for information on our current deals.