Coker Tire CEO Wade Kawasaki, investor group take ownership of company
New technology may separate ethylene from ethane more efficiently
Toyoda Gosei expands in China with acquisition of Hubei Rock
Cooper Tire opens warehouse in Mississippi
BYHALIA, Miss.—Cooper Tire has put into operation a 1 million-sq.-ft. leased warehouse in Byhalia that it said complements its existing U.S. distribution network and "serves to enhance our logistics infrastructure."
Jrlon adds rubber manufacturing
PALMYRA, N.Y.—Jrlon knew one day it would have to break into the world of rubber manufacturing. That time is now.
Automotive sales decline impacts suppliers
DETROIT—Lower-than-expected production at auto plants in all major global markets, especially China and Europe, dinged some big suppliers' third- quarter results and outlooks.
Auto imports security probe has suppliers worried
DETROIT—The U.S. Department of Commerce's unresolved Section 232 national security investigation into automotive imports is worrying some suppliers who believe it could lead to product price increases, especially for parts and materials they must ...
Michelin recalls 377 tires in Canada
LAVAL, Quebec—Michelin North America (Canada) is voluntarily recalling 377 Michelin CrossClimate replacement SUV tires.
Bridgestone to expand Tennessee truck tire plant
MORRISON, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas is planning to break ground later this year on an expansion that will increase capacity at its Warren County, Tenn., truck/bus tire plant by about 8 percent.
Lehigh expands sales team in Spain
BARCELONA—Lehigh Technologies has hired Anton de Castro as the latest member of its commercial sales and marketing team in Spain.
Proto Labs CFO focused on prioritizing new opportunities
MAPLE PLAIN, Minn.—John Way said he's always been "kind of a numbers person," which led him to his current career and role as chief financial officer of Proto Labs Inc.
Latexco to expand westward with Phoenix manufacturing facility
LAVONIA, Ga.—Latexco U.S. unveiled plans for a new western production facility during an open house celebrating its recently completed expansion to its Lavonia facility Nov. 8.
Polyurethane machinery firm celebrates 40 years in U.S., shows off $4 million expansion
CRANBERRY TWP., Pa.—About 55 Cannon employees from around the world gathered in a Pittsburgh suburb to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Italian polyurethane equipment maker's division, Cannon USA, and see its 26,000-sq.-ft. expansion.
New Products: Grieve 350-degree bench oven
ROUND LAKE, Ill.—Grieve's new 350-degree Fahrenheit bench oven is used for curing the plug on end of long cables.
Imerys Performance Additives to implement 'substantial' price increase
TOULOUSE, France—Imerys Performance Additives Division is introducing a "substantial" price increase on its talc, mica and wollastonite-based materials beginning in January or as contracts allow.