25 years ago-May 17, 1976
President Gerald Ford says he won't act to order striking members of the United Rubber Workers union back to work.
Goodyear breaks ground at a latex plant in Calhoun, Ga.
General Tire agrees to a settlement of charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission that it conducted widespread domestic and foreign payoffs.
Goodyear, B.F. Goodrich and Firestone agree to participate in a government study of whether leukemia can be linked to the production of synthetic rubber.
10 years ago-May 13, 1991
Kryptonics Inc. decides to move its polyurethane parts facilities to Boulder from Louisville, Colo.
GenCorp Automotive plans to close its Cuba, Mo., rubber auto parts factory and lay off 170 because of declining sales.
Harvard Industries Inc. seeks court protection from its creditors.
Five years ago-May 13, 1996
Gates Rubber Co. completes construction of an automotive belting plant in Nevers, France.
Continental A.G. decides to close one of its 12 European passenger tire factories.
Jasper Rubber Products Inc. begins another expansion of its thermoplastic elastomer products facility in Jasper, Ind.