25 years ago—Oct. 6, 1975
The Rubber Manufacturers Association considers forming a political action committee.
Union opponents of Peter Bommarito, United Rubber Workers president, complain about his spending and travel habits.
U.S. rubber glove manufacturers tell the U.S. International Trade Commission that cheap imports are hurting their business.
10 years ago—Oct. 1, 1990
Continental A.G. rejects a merger proposal by Pirelli S.p.A.
Seigling America Inc. begins construction of its first North America factory, to build urethane and polyvinyl chloride belts.
Kenneth Coss wins the presidency of the United Rubber Workers union.
Five years ago—Oct. 2, 1995
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. buys Mohawk Tread Rubber Co.'s Guntersville, Ala., plant.
Uniroyal Chemical Co. Inc. plans to spend several million dollars to expand its research and development facilities.
Federal-Mogul Corp. buys Seal Technology Systems Ltd. of Cardiff, Wales.
The 10th attempt at union organization of three Groupe Michelin plants in Nova Scotia fails.