25 years ago—Jan. 26, 1976
The International Society of Skilled Trades tries to lure away about 11,000 United Rubber Workers union members
A five-month strike ends at McNeil Corp. in Akron.
Radial tires are expected to take a 40-percent share of the tire market in 1976, compared with 15 percent three years earlier, according to a government report.
10 years ago—Jan. 21, 1991
CR Industries begins closing its rubber goods plant in Brantford, Ontario, moving production to U.S. facilities.
The U.S. Army pulls retreaded tires from Persian Gulf operations because of problems caused by casing failure.
Goodyear cancels plans to build a tire plant in South Korea.
Five years ago—Jan. 22, 1996
Eagle-Picher Industries Inc. plans to expand its Paris, Ill., rubber bushings operation.
Durex Industries Inc.'s owner and CEO is arrested for failing to pay a $250,000 fine in connection with the deaths of two boys at the Tampa, Fla., firm's urethane roller plant.
A worker who fired shots at fellow employees at Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corp.'s Hanford, Calif., factory is sentenced to nine years in jail.