25 years ago—Aug. 25, 1975
Bridgestone Tire Co. agrees to stop making claims about its tires that the Federal Trade Commission says are unsubstantiated.
A Mexican agency announces it will fund the creation of six guayule rubber processing facilities.
Firestone attacks statements made by the Center for Auto Safety as it tries to avoid recalling Firestone 500 tires.
10 years ago—Aug. 20, 1990
Carbon black makers Cabot Corp., Columbian Chemicals Co. and Witco Corp. hike prices 6 percent, blaming it on increased oil costs.
Goodyear Canada Inc. decides to cut radial truck tire production at its Valleyfield, Quebec, plant, costing 360 workers their jobs.
Mohawk Rubber Co.'s president declares the company eventually will move its corporate offices to Fullerton, Calif., from Akron.
Five years ago—Aug. 21, 1995
Epton Industries Inc. halts rubber product manufacturing and announces it will close by the end of the year.
American Industrial Partners plans to buy RBX Holdings Corp.
Rubberoid P.L.C. acquires Blair Rubber Co. of Copley, Ohio.