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  • Goodyear names 10 finalists for new blimp name

    Apr 21, 2014

    AKRON—Goodyear has selected 10 name finalists for its “Name the Blimp” contest, chosen from nearly 15,000 unique submissions.

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  • Gates' sale to equity firm set to close in third quarter

    Apr 21, 2014

    DENVER—The company holding the reigns of Gates Corp. once again will change. In the second blockbuster acquisition within the rubber industry in 2014, Blackstone Group L.P., a private equity funds firm, agreed to buy Pinafore Holdings B.V., the Tomkins P.L.C. holding entity that oversees...

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  • ASC promotes industry at festival

    Apr 21, 2014

    BETHESDA, Md.—The Adhesive and Sealant Council participated in the USA Science and Engineering Festival April 26-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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  • Rubber group: Thailand not fixed on NR stocks sale

    Apr 21, 2014

    BANGKOK—Thailand's government has informed the International Rubber Consortium Ltd. that it will not sell natural rubber stocks at prevailing market prices, according to Yium Tavarolit, chief executive of IRCo.

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  • Colorado House committee passes scrap tire bill

    Apr 21, 2014

    DENVER—Colorado House Bill 1352, a bipartisan bill designed to clean up the state's estimated 60 million stockpiled scrap tires, passed the Colorado House Transportation and Energy Committee April 18 by a 9-1 vote. The bill goes to the state's House Appropriations Committee.

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  • A weekly look at new products, innovations

    Apr 21, 2014

    In our weekly online feature, we take a look at some of the newest products and innovations in the rubber industry.

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  • A look at the sale of the Gates Corp.

    Apr 21, 2014

    Here are some of the the details of the sale of the Gates Corp. to equity firm Blackstone Group LP.

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  • Commerce Dept. rules in favor of Shandong Linglong

    Apr 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Shandong Linglong Tyre Co. Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Zhaoyuan Leo Rubber Co. Ltd. and entitled to Leo's standing tariff for off-the-road tire imports of 12.83 percent, the Commerce Department has said in a preliminary determination.

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  • Ex-Bridgestone exec pleads guilty; District court indicts three others in price fixing scheme

    Apr 21, 2014

    TOLEDO, Ohio—One former Bridgestone Corp. executive has pleaded guilty for his alleged involvement in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for automotive anti-vibration rubber parts, according to a plea agreement filed in Toledo federal district court April 16. A day...

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  • PDM acquires package unit

    Apr 21, 2014

    BRIGHTON, Mich.—Package Design & Manufacturing Inc. has acquired the packaging business of Prime Industries Inc. for an undisclosed amount. A molder of urethane packaging, the purchased business is based in Lorain, Ohio, where Prime Industries is headquartered. PDM said it will...

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  • Obituaries

    Apr 21, 2014

    Jerry Lee Jackson DYERSBURG, Tenn.—Jerry Lee Jackson, a former vice president at Colonial Rubber Works Inc. in Dyersburg, died on April 4 after a four-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was 74. Jackson was active in the ACS Rubber Division and was a chairman and life member of...

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  • Experts will speak at silicone conference

    Apr 21, 2014

    Experts will speak at silicone conference FAIRLAWN, Ohio—A wide variety of speakers from around the world will be making presentations at the International Silicone Conference, to be held May 20-21 at the Hilton Akron in Fairlawn. The speakers will cover topics that range from regulatory...

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  • Honda issues recall for Civics

    Apr 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON—American Honda Motor Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling 9,817 2014 Honda Civic LX cars to inspect the original equipment tires for possible tears in the bead area, the auto maker announced. All tires with torn beads will be replaced free of charge, American Honda said in a March 29 ...

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