25 years ago—March 22, 1976
The National Labor Relations Board halts an attempt by the International Society of Skilled Trades to raid the United Rubber Workers' ranks.
General Tire admits to improperly paying off foreign governments.
10 years ago—March 19, 1991
Mass layoffs hit the tire and rubber industry, led by Goodyear, which cuts 1,100 salaried employees to reduce costs.
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., although posting $300 million in losses for 1990, declares it has gotten its costs under control.
The recession causes tire companies to cut back on their ad spending.
Five years ago—March 18, 1996
Strikes at two General Motors Corp. plants disrupt production by suppliers to the auto maker.
Hi-Tech Hose Inc. adds a warehouse that frees up room to expand production at its Newburyport, Mass., ducting and hose plant.
Maurice Taylor Jr., president and CEO of Titan Wheel International Inc., withdraws from the Republican presidential nomination race.