'the Poling Group' Name Becomes Official.
In 2003, Mr. David Poling Sr. established the Poling Group name to informally unify his companies supporting the tire and rubber industry; and since then, the Poling Group has been known world-wide for innovation, quality, and customization. During this time, each of the companies has maintained its separate corporate identity.
Now David Poling Jr. (President/COO) and David Poling Sr. (CEO) are pleased to announce the official merger of Akron Special Machinery, Inc. (ASM), Akron Steel Fabricators (ASF), Commercial Timesharing, Inc. (CTI), ASM-Hasbach, and Firwood~ASM into the legal name the Poling Group, as a single corporation.
“Customers can expect the same quality products and services that they’ve always received. This is more of a legal restructuring of the company names and finances,” says David Poling Jr. (COO). “Other than being able to more freely share each company’s resources and assets, the move also streamlines our software and billing systems,” he continued.
Because of the proud history of each company making up the Poling Group — with establishment dates ranging from 1898 to 1978 — the new Poling Group will keep the original company names as divisions.ASM Division :
Tire Uniformity Testing, Geometry Testing, Center/Shoulder Grinding, Tire Marking, Installation, Spare Parts Firwood Division :
White Sidewall Buffing, White Sidewall Painting, Post Cure Inflators ASF Division :
Cold Slab Stock Rubber Processing, Calenders, Calender Line Equipment, Mill Blenders, Batch Off Equipment CTI Division :
Machine Controls, Tire Data Acquisition/Analysis, Geometry Testing Software, Barcoding and Component Traceability, Tire Factory Data Managment, Final Finish HostHasbach Division :
Laboratory Tire Testing for Durability, Rolling Resistance, Force & Moment, Tire Noise, High Speed Uniformity, Run Flat Tires
Gain more value from your existing Tire Geometry Systems
Troy Anenson, President of the Poling Group’s CTI Division, recently introduced an innovative new concept at the Tire Technology Expo 2022, in Hannover Germany, titled “Deep Learning for Visual Inspection and Classification of Tire Defects”. This concept involves using already captured 3D tire geometry images to a train a deep learning AI model to automatically recognize and classify tire defects. This software is a small investment that allows a tire factory to gain even more value from its prior large investment in tire geometry systems.
A detailed explanation of this new concept can be viewed HERE
in PDF format. Please contact us today to see how the Visual Inspection System can be implemented in your tire factory.