25 years ago—Dec. 15, 1975
Goodyear Canada Inc. recalls 42,300 passenger tires because of tread separation problems.
American Brands Inc. agrees to acquire rubber goods maker Acushnet Co.
Uniroyal Ltd. closes a rubber reclaiming plant near Montreal, where workers have been on strike for 14 months.
10 years ago—Dec. 10, 1990
Minnesota Rubber Co. begins closing a custom molding plant in Ontario, Calif., costing 140 employees their jobs.
Molten Corp. of Japan decides to build a facility in Findlay, Ohio, to produce molded automotive goods.
Ford Motor Co. demands a 1-percent price cut from all its suppliers.
Five years ago—Dec. 4, 1995
Vesta Inc. moves to boost its production capacity by as much as 15 percent via an expansion.
American United Global Inc. agrees to sell National O-Ring and Stillman Seal to Hutchinson Corp.
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.'s off-road tire division announces an average 3-percent price hike for its off-road tires.
Ansell International reveals it has purchased Smith & Nephew Perry's surgical glove business.