Recent News

  • Column: Grand River owners deserving of award

    Dec 16, 2014

    I've had a lot of favorite winners of this publication's annual Rubber Industry Executive of the Year Award, from tire company barons to owner-operators of industrial product businesses, to bold and smart CEOs of medium-to-small rubber goods makers.

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  • Column: When the lines of business and morality blur

    Dec 12, 2014

    Many years ago, at the ACS Rubber Division's first and only convention in Mexico City, our sales director was charged with distributing our issues. On the second morning of the meeting, and still no paper, I asked him what was up.

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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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  • Column: Kudos to Bridgestone for handling of Ebola outbreak

    Nov 14, 2014

    Two things about world events: 1) they don't seem so remote anymore; 2) they aren't. The Ebola epidemic in Africa never seemed that far away to me, for the simple reason I have spent a career covering the rubber industry.

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