NEWTON AYCLIFFE, England—Ineos has made good on its pledge to have two new hand sanitizer plants up and running within 10 days. Both new plants are now in production.
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta—Trelleborg Industrial Solutions' unique expansion barrels are being used as part of a miles-long pipeline system in one of the world's largest oil sands mining and refinery facilities in the world.
KOBE, Japan—Sumitomo Rubber Industries has developed a type of natural rubber that it claims emits significantly less odor than standard unprocessed rubber.
MIDLAND, Mich.—Dow's efforts to assist with COVID-19 relief include $3 million in donations and the conversion of plants across the globe to produce hand sanitizer.
NEW DELHI—India's national polyol and diisocyanate producers and India's only listed flexible foam maker are closing facilities following a 21-day, government-ordered lockdown intended to protect Indian citizens from the coronavirus.
NOKIA, Finland—Nokian is laying off all 1,630 employees for two weeks at its Finnish operations and idling production at its Russian factory in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
NUREMBURG, Germany—Automotive cable and wiring specialist Leoni has closed production facilities in Europe, North Africa and the Americas due to the global pandemic.
DETROIT—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is deferring 20 percent of salaried workers' pay from April through June and CEO Mike Manley will have his salary cut by half as the company deals with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
DETROIT—Ford is partnering with GE Healthcare to build 50,000 ventilators in Michigan within the next 100 days to help meet demand as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.
MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio—Parker Hannifin says it is doing its part during the COVID-19 outbreak by providing essential products needed to help fight the virus.
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