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Hankook, Kumho, Nexen earn Red Dot honors
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ESSEN, Germany—South Korea’s three major tire makers—Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Kumho Tire Co. Inc. and Nexen Tire Corp.—each received 2016 Red Dot Awards recently for tire...
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ESSEN, Germany—South Korea's three major tire makers—Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Kumho Tire Co. Inc. and Nexen Tire Corp.—each received 2016 Red Dot Awards recently for tire design. ESSEN, Germany—South Korea's three major tire makers—Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Kumho Tire Co. Inc. and Nexen Tire Corp.—each received 2016 Red Dot Awards recently for tire design. $ESSEN, Germany—South Korea's three major tire makers—Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Kumho Tire Co. Inc. and Nexen Tire Corp.—each received 2016 Red Dot Awards recently for tire design.
ExxonMobil to expand U.K. specialty elastomers capacity
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HOUSTON—ExxonMobil is planning to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales, in a bid to increase its high-performance elastomers’ capacity globally, the company...
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HOUSTON—ExxonMobil is planning to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales, in a bid to increase its high-performance elastomers' capacity globally, the company announced July 20. HOUSTON—ExxonMobil is planning to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales, in a bid to increase its high-performance elastomers' capacity globally, the company announced July 20. $HOUSTON—ExxonMobil is planning to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales, in a bid to increase its high-performance elastomers' capacity globally, the company announced July 20.
Yokohama considering U.S., Mexico for new plant
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MEXICO CITY—Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd is closer to announcing where it will build a new consumer tire plant in North America—either in the U.S. or Mexico. “I expect a decision...
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MEXICO CITY—Yokohama Rubber is closer to announcing where it will build a new consumer tire plant in North America—either in the U.S. or Mexico. MEXICO CITY—Yokohama Rubber is closer to announcing where it will build a new consumer tire plant in North America—either in the U.S. or Mexico. $MEXICO CITY—Yokohama Rubber is closer to announcing where it will build a new consumer tire plant in North America—either in the U.S. or Mexico.
SRI to add truck tires at Brazil plant
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CURITIBA, Brazil—Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. is moving ahead with plans to add truck tire capacity at its 3-year-old plant in Fazenda Rio Grande, Brazil. SRI has budgeted $96 million...
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CURITIBA, Brazil—Sumitomo Rubber Industries is moving ahead with plans to add truck tire capacity at its 3-year-old plant in Fazenda Rio Grande, Brazil. CURITIBA, Brazil—Sumitomo Rubber Industries is moving ahead with plans to add truck tire capacity at its 3-year-old plant in Fazenda Rio Grande, Brazil. $CURITIBA, Brazil—Sumitomo Rubber Industries is moving ahead with plans to add truck tire capacity at its 3-year-old plant in Fazenda Rio Grande, Brazil.
Vip buys pipe unit of Excalibur Extrusions
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LA HABRA, Calif.—Vip Rubber and Plastic Co. of La Habra, Calif., is expanding its product offerings with the acquisition of the plastic pipe division of Excalibur Extrusions, which is based...
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LA HABRA, Calif.—Vip Rubber and Plastic is expanding its product offerings with the acquisition of the plastic pipe division of Excalibur Extrusions. LA HABRA, Calif.—Vip Rubber and Plastic is expanding its product offerings with the acquisition of the plastic pipe division of Excalibur Extrusions. $LA HABRA, Calif.—Vip Rubber and Plastic is expanding its product offerings with the acquisition of the plastic pipe division of Excalibur Extrusions.
East meets West; Acquisition by Chinese company leads to expansion at Stern Rubber
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STAPLES, Minn.—Stern Rubber Co. is readying for a new frontier, while not abandoning its current one, through two major expansions that will nearly double production space and employment....
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STAPLES, Minn.—Stern Rubber is readying for a new frontier, while not abandoning its current one, through two major expansions that will nearly double production space and employment. STAPLES, Minn.—Stern Rubber is readying for a new frontier, while not abandoning its current one, through two major expansions that will nearly double production space and employment. $STAPLES, Minn.—Stern Rubber is readying for a new frontier, while not abandoning its current one, through two major expansions that will nearly double production space and employment.
ContiTech to build new hose plant in China
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HANOVER, Germany—ContiTech A.G. has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a new plant in Qingdao, China, mainly for automotive hoses, the company announced on July 19. The company...
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HANOVER, Germany—ContiTech has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a new plant in Qingdao, China. HANOVER, Germany—ContiTech has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a new plant in Qingdao, China. $HANOVER, Germany—ContiTech has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a new plant in Qingdao, China.
Triangle aims to expand operation, crack top 10
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WEIHAI, China—Triangle Group Co. Ltd., the second largest tire manufacturer in China and 15th largest worldwide, is aiming to crack the top 10 globally over the next few years, according to...
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WEIHAI, China—Triangle Group, the second largest tire manufacturer in China and 15th largest worldwide, is aiming to crack the top 10 globally over the next few years. WEIHAI, China—Triangle Group, the second largest tire manufacturer in China and 15th largest worldwide, is aiming to crack the top 10 globally over the next few years. $WEIHAI, China—Triangle Group, the second largest tire manufacturer in China and 15th largest worldwide, is aiming to crack the top 10 globally over the next few years.
Brexit impact still uncertain
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WASHINGTON—Executives of the tire, auto and auto parts industries—like the rest of the world—are still trying to determine how the United Kingdom leaving the European Union will...
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WASHINGTON—Executives of the tire, auto and auto parts industries are still trying to determine how the United Kingdom leaving the European Union will affect their businesses, two weeks after the Brexit vote occurred. WASHINGTON—Executives of the tire, auto and auto parts industries are still trying to determine how the United Kingdom leaving the European Union will affect their businesses, two weeks after the Brexit vote occurred. $WASHINGTON—Executives of the tire, auto and auto parts industries are still trying to determine how the United Kingdom leaving the European Union will affect their businesses, two weeks after the Brexit vote occurred.
Michelin chooses Mexico for plant
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LEON, Mexico—Michelin is preparing to capitalize on Mexico's growing automotive market. The firm said it is committing $510 million to construct a 1.53 million-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility ...
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LEON, Mexico—Michelin is preparing to capitalize on Mexico's growing automotive market. LEON, Mexico—Michelin is preparing to capitalize on Mexico's growing automotive market. $LEON, Mexico—Michelin is preparing to capitalize on Mexico's growing automotive market.
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Four Quick Ways To Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity

Published on March 18, 2013

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With the economic upturn, the times of low volume and rationalization are over. Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting—how to meet increasing demand after resource cuts and no new investments in productivity improvement in recent years. With your manufacturing operations already running close to capacity, the traditional ways of gaining new capacity is to make large capital investments, or to outsource some of the new manufacturing demand. These are challenging tactics as getting new resources in line will take time and there's no guarantee that the numbers will continue to climb.

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