Government/Legal

News from the courthouse and legislature affecting the global tire industry.

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  • Deadine news

    Jul 28, 2014

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Hexpol A.B. has signed an agreement to acquire Kardoes Rubber Co. from Frank Kardoes, who founded the business in 1988, and his family for $31.8 million on a cash and debt free basis. Hexpol said it expects the acquisition to be completed at the end of July, and it plans...

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  • It's unanimous: ITC to investigate antidumping duty against tires from China

    Jul 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The International Trade Commission voted 6-0 to continue an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation against passenger and light truck tire imports from China, sending the case into its next phase. The July 22 ITC vote came exactly one week after the U.S. Department of...

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  • Former Firestone marketing VP Connor dies

    Jul 28, 2014

    AKRON—Michael J. Connor, former vice president of marketing services at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., died July 12. He was 81. Connor served in the U.S. Marine Corps after attending Northwestern University, where he earned a journalism degree from the Medill School of Journalism. He had...

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  • RMA praises NHTSA's decision on tire aging standard

    Jul 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Rubber Manufacturers Association is hailing as good news a decision from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will not seek to create a safety standard based on tire age. “At this time, the agency does not believe it is necessary for motor...

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