25 years ago—April 19, 1976
Polson Rubber Co. decides to close its Garrettsville, Ohio, inner tube plant and move production to the South.
The National Institute for Occupational Health & Safety takes a hard look at a connection between synthetic rubber production and leukemia.
10 years ago—April 15, 1991
Globe Rubber Works Inc. announces plans to build a polyurethane products facility in Cleveland, Tenn.
Groupe Michelin, hurting from an automotive slump in the U.S. and Europe, plans to lay off 6,900 workers in Spain and France.
A plant engineer is charged with stealing $86,000 from American Roller Co.
Five years ago—April 15, 1996
Laird Group P.L.C. plans to build an automotive sealing systems factory in the southeastern U.S.
Titan Tire Corp. buys bias tire production machinery from Continental General Tire Inc.
Henry LeMeur Sr., chairman of Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. and former Polyurethane Manufacturers Association president, dies at 64.