25 years ago—March 8, 1976
A federal antitrust investigation against Goodyear and Firestone ends.
The United Rubber Workers and the Big Four tire makers begin contract negotiations.
General Tire and Goodyear disclose they will set up political action committees.
10 years ago—March 4, 1991
Aeroquip Corp. closes its Perth, Ontario, hose plant.
Tridon Inc. builds a windshield wiper facility in Tennessee.
Woosung Industrial Co. Ltd. and Groupe Michelin end their collaboration in South Korea.
Five years ago—March 4, 1996
Myers Industries Inc. announces it will phase out the precure tread rubber business at its Patch Rubber Co. subsidiary.
DTR Industries Inc. plans to expand its Bluffton, Ohio, headquarters and plant complex.
Echlin Inc.'s FahrzeugTechnik Ebern subsidiary plans to build a rubber automotive components factory in Puebla, Mexico.
Yokohama Tire Corp. announces cuts that include the loss of about 65 positions and the closing of two warehouses.