25 years ago-May 3, 1976
No end is in sight for the strike by 60,000 United Rubber Workers union members against four tire makers.
The Federal Trade Commission investigates whether General Tire & Rubber Co. made payoffs in Morocco to prevent Goodyear from doing business in that country.
``We have no plans to abandon the tire business,'' says B.F. Goodrich Chairman O. Pendleton Thomas.
10 years ago-April 29, 1991
The United Rubber Workers and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. agree to a pattern contract settlement.
A federal agency drops efforts to enact a tough flame resistance standard for conveyor belting used in mining.
Five years ago-April 29, 1996
Western Consolidated Technologies Inc. closes one of its Goshen, Ind., rubber molding plants.
Aeroquip Corp. sells its interest in industrial products joint ventures in Japan and Mexico.