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  • Editorial: ARPM has bright future

    Nov 25, 2014

    When Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies said it intended to join the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers effective Jan. 1, it represented a big win for the young association. Since it split from the Rubber Manufacturers Association in late 2010, the ARPM has been looking to forge its ...

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  • Passaic's innovations lead to further growth

    Nov 24, 2014

    WAYNE, N.J.—New innovations are commonplace at Passaic Rubber Co. and have been for at least the last two decades. Passaic has spent around $2 million on new equipment and plant upgrades over the last two years, about $1 million of it in 2014. More machinery additions will be made in 2015.

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  • ARPM appoints Darren Beatty to Board of Directors

    Nov 18, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS—Darren Beatty, vice president and general manager with Wabtec Elastomers Group, has been named to the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers Board of Directors.

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  • Europe-based private equity firm to buy Q Holding

    Nov 17, 2014

    TWINSBURG, Ohio—Precision molded rubber and silicone components maker Q Holding Co. will get an opportunity to further expand its growing business in Europe and in other regions of the world under the guidance of a new owner.

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  • Sumitomo reports slight increase for third quarter

    Nov 17, 2014

    KOBE, Japan—Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. reported marginal increases in operating and net income for the quarter ended Sept. 30 on 7.6 percent higher sales.

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  • 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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