25 years ago—Feb. 9, 1976
The United Rubber Workers union tells the Big Four tire companies its bargaining plans, which include a cost of living adjustment and a wage increase
Goodyear plans to expand a truck and aircraft tire plant in Danville, Va.
Great Britain's Avon Tyres said it will set a record for U.S. tire sales at about $4 million in 1976.
10 years ago—Feb. 4, 1991
United Rubber Workers and Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. officials meet to try to find ways to save as many as 300 jobs at the doomed Eau Claire, Wis., tire plant.
Rubber companies cash in on military-related items they produce because of the Persian Gulf War.
Five years ago—Feb. 5, 1996
Vulcan Corp. plans to lay off most of its 224 Rubber Division workers and discontinue production of most rubber heels and shoe soles.
The United Steelworkers of America negotiators reject the latest contract offer from Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.