25 years ago—Feb. 23. 1976
Firestone agrees to spend $750,000 for tire safety ads in a false advertising settlement.
Peter Bommarito, United Rubber Workers president, charges U.S. tire makers dragged their feet in developing radial tires in the 1960s, giving foreign tire makers an opportunity in the U.S. market.
Grafco Industries acquires Blair Process Co., a tank-lining firm in Tallmadge, Ohio.
10 years ago—Feb. 18, 1991
Vernay Laboratories Inc. closes its Veri-Tech rubber product business in Pompano Beach, Fla.
The Chinese government inquires about moving the Eau Claire, Wis., tire factory Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. is closing to China.
GenCorp Inc.'s Polymer Products Division reports it will build an SBR plant in Green Bay, Wis.
Five years ago—Feb. 19, 1996
RBX Corp. decides to buy the assets of Uniroyal Technology Corp.'s Ensolite closed-cell foam division.
John Sellers is named to head the Rubber and Plastics Industry Conference of the United Steelworkers of America union.
National Rubber Inc. buys Baker Rubber Inc.