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  • Chinese tire importers disappointed in U.S. duties decision

    Nov 26, 2014

    AKRON—Importers/marketers of Chinese-sourced passenger and light truck tires are collectively “disappointed” in the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to impose countervailing duties on consumer tires imported to the U.S., but those that have commented are vowing to stay active in the marketplace.

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  • Toyo recalling 175,000 LT/SUV tires

    Nov 26, 2014

    CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 175,000 Toyo Open Country H/T and Nitto Dura Grappler Highway Terrain tires because of the potential for a tread/belt separation in a small number of those being recalled.

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  • Toyo sues Toyomoto for trademark infringement

    Nov 26, 2014

    CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiaries are suing Japan Toyomoto Tire Corp. and its affiliates for infringing the Toyo trademark.

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  • Xerium celebrates 500th order

    Nov 26, 2014

    YOUNGSVILLE, N.C.—Xerium Technologies Inc. received its 500th order for its Smart Technology System.

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  • Tweets you may have missed

    Nov 26, 2014

    In case you missed them, these are some of the most popular and newsworthy Tweets from the past week in the rubber manufacturing industry, compiled by Rubber & Plastics News.

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  • Column: Employee evaluations not effective

    Nov 26, 2014

    Yes, that special time of the year is about to start. Thanksgiving? Christmas? Hanukkah? No, I'm talking about that glorious holiday from productive work called “employee evaluation time.”

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  • Pirelli to consider expansion in Egypt

    Nov 26, 2014

    ROME—Pirelli Tyre S.p.A., with the support of Egypt's Ministry of Investment, is exploring a possible expansion of Pirelli's Alexandria Tire Co. radial truck tire subsidiary.

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  • Continental launches two tire lines in India

    Nov 25, 2014

    HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G. has launched its newly developed ContiMaxContact MC5 and ContiComfortContact CC5 premium passenger car tire lines in India.

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  • Car makers crossing over to tougher tires

    Nov 25, 2014

    BRUSSELS—The tire industry is set to benefit from consumer trends in the automotive market towards the purchase of robust lifestyle vehicles, according to Tom De Vleesschauwer, director automotive long-term planning & sustainability at IHS Automotive.

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  • ExxonMobil Chemical president to retire

    Nov 25, 2014

    IRVING, Texas—Stephen D. Pryor, president of the ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp., has elected to retire at the end of 2014 after more than 44 years of service, the firm said.

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In Print

  • Bridgestone plans new Nashville HQ

    Nov 17, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Amer-icas Inc. will move its headquarters by mid- to late-2017 to a larger structure in downtown Nashville to allow the company to consolidate as many as 600 employees there from three business units not located in Nashville. The new headquarters, to be sited in...

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  • Court rules for Apollo in breakup fee dispute

    Nov 17, 2014

    AKRON—The Delaware Chancery Court has ruled against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in Cooper's bid to recoup a $112 million breakup fee related to the failed $2.5 billion merger deal with India's Apollo Tyres Ltd. In a statement, Apollo Tyres said the “ruling vindicates our consistent stand that...

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  • Cooper to proceed on JV sale

    Nov 17, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is proceeding with the proposed sale of its 65 percent interest in Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd., its Chinese joint venture with Chengshan Group Co. Ltd., Roy Armes, the firm's chairman, CEO and president confirmed. The...

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  • Co-founder of Wyrough & Loser dies at 93

    Nov 17, 2014

    LANGHORNE, Pa.—Thomas N. Loser, who spent 65 years in the rubber industry, died Oct. 27 at the Attleboro Rehabilitation Center in Langhorne. He was 93. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46. He spent his entire business career in the...

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