Titan International: Oil sands have positive impact in mining sector The company adds, ""The farm outlook today is weak from many viewpoints, however, we believe this is a short term pause in the cycle. The large equipment purchases in the farming sector have declined double digits and tire prices have fallen due to lower raw material costs that we are required to pass on contractually to OEMs which negatively impacts our financial performance. Inventory at dealerships remains high but is trending lower each month. ITM which is Titan's track business has been challenged due to recessed construction and mining markets. ITM's steel foundry in Spain has just entered into an agreement in principle to provide railroad cast steel brakes. These engineered cast steel products means an expansion to the Spain facilities. Titan Russia experienced weaker sales levels than anticipated due to the overall economic factors. In the second half of 2014, we will spend more time on our international facilities. The quality of our tires in Russia is improving and chemical inputs have been modified to reach European acceptance. As we build more effective relationships with the Russian team and customers, we expect to realize the untapped potential in this facility."