Private equity firm KKR set to acquire Minnesota Rubber & Plastics
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Serta Simmons sews up deal with Tuft & Needle
ATLANTA—The merger between mattress manufacturers Serta Simmons Bedding and Tuft & Needle has been finalized.
Sparks Belting to add heavy duty belting
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Sparks Belting will expand its product line into heavy-duty conveyor belting.
Kent Elastomer to expand headquarters
KENT, Ohio—Kent Elastomer Products is expanding its headquarters to accommodate its growing work force.
Bridgestone to raise prices on truck and bus tires, Bandag products
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas is raising national account, national fleet and national fleet preferred-account prices on all Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus tires and Bandag retreads sold in the U.S. and Canada, effective...
Yokohama unveils sustainable natural rubber procurement policy
TOKYO—Yokohama is implementing a sustainable natural rubber procurement policy throughout its supply chain.
Goodyear rolling out 'concierge-style' tire shopping, installation concept
WASHINGTON—Goodyear is rolling out a "concierge-style" tire shopping and installation service dubbed "Roll by Goodyear," which will debut in the Washington metro area.
Dow volunteers pull their own weight in waterways cleanup
MIDLAND, Mich.—More than 4,500 Dow Chemical employees expect to remove more than 40,000 pounds of waste from waterways as part of the largest single-cause volunteer effort in the firm's 121-year history.
Dow upgrading Wales silicones plant under global investment plan
BARRY, Wales—Dow Chemical is upgrading its silicones production site in Barry as part of a broader global investment plan to meet industry demand.
AkzoNobel Specialty becomes Nouryon
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands—AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals relaunched as Nouryon following the company's recent acquisition by The Carlyle Group.
AirBoss receives Canadian defense contract
NEWMARKET, Canada—AirBoss of America's AirBoss Defense business was awarded the Joint Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear General Service Respirator contract for the Canadian Department of National Defense.
Jinjiao High-Tech to build new chloroprene rubber plant in China
BAOTOU, China—China's Jinjiao High-Tech (Shanghai) signed a contract with the local government of Baotou in October to set up a new chloroprene rubber plant.
TransDigm Group to buy Esterline Technologies in a $4 billion deal, including debt
CLEVELAND—TransDigm Group is buying Esterline Technologies Corp. for about $4 billion, including the assumption of debt.