25 years ago—April 5, 1976
B.F. Goodrich Co. and Firestone launch investigations at styrene-butadiene rubber plants where five workers die of leukemia.
General Tire President M.G. O'Neil attacks government regulators in a speech at the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers annual meeting.
The International Trade Commission rules Japanese companies aren't dumping acrylonitrile rubber in the U.S.
10 years ago—April 8, 1991
Neff-Perkins Co. suffers a fire that destroys about a third of its Perry Township, Ohio, plant.
Goodyear and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. raise tire prices.
Michelin Tires (Canada) Ltd. and Uniroyal Goodrich Canada Inc. consolidate operations, eliminating 200 jobs at the Uniroyal Goodrich plant in Kitchener, Ontario.
Five years ago—April 8, 1996
Samuel and James Snyder, founders of Polymer Design Corp., die in a plane crash.
American Excelsior Co. enters the polyurethane molding business by acquiring $1 million worth of equipment.
Dana Corp. buys majority interest in Argentine auto parts maker Industria Argentina de Metales S.A.