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  • Grand River owners hand firm over to employees

    Dec 15, 2014

    ASHTABULA, Ohio—Richard Selip and Joseph Misinec, co-owners of Grand River Rubber & Plastics Co. and Rubber & Plastics News' 2014 co-Executives of the Year, twice backed out of deals to sell the business because of their concern for employees. Their solution was to sell the firm to workers ...

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  • RPN Executives of the Year

    Dec 15, 2014

    A list of the winners of RPN's annual Executive of the Year award.

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  • The Selip/Misinec file

    Dec 15, 2014

    Here's a look at Richard D. Selip and Joseph A. Misinec, Rubber & Plastics News 2014 co-Executives of the Year.

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  • RPN Executives of the Year: Grand River thrives under Selip, Misinec

    Dec 15, 2014

    Richard D. Selip and Joseph A. Misinec have been named co-Executives of the Year by Rubber & Plastics News for 2014, principally for their consistent leadership in guiding Grand River Rubber & Plastics Co. from a speck on the rubber industry radar screen decades ago to the highly successful...

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  • Groups spar over tire registration

    Dec 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Three things were crystal clear at the National Transportation Safety Board's Passenger Vehicle Tire Safety Symposium. First, everyone agreed that nothing is better to assure tire safety than to keep your tires properly inflated and maintained. Second, everyone agreed that...

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  • ExxonMobil predicts major shifts in energy markets

    Dec 12, 2014

    IRVING, Texas—Growth in the global middle class, expansion of emerging economies and an additional 2 billion people in the world will contribute to a 35 percent increase in energy demand by 2040, according to a new report released by ExxonMobil.

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