Government drops case against Myers
The U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to proceed against Myers Industries Inc. for international business practices the company previously said might have violated U.S. laws.
Akron-based Myers said it told the DOJ and the Securities and Exchange Commission in July 2004 of incidents related to the invoicing of certain sales to foreign customers of the company's distribution segment and sales made by foreign subsidiaries to prohibited customers in certain international jurisdictions.
Myers didn't say in what companies the activities occurred.
Michelin wins tire deal from DOD
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Michelin Aircraft Tire Corp. $92.9 million in contracts to supply the U.S. Navy and eight foreign governments with aircraft tires for various planes. Michelin won the contract in a competitive bidding process, the Defense Department said.
The contract covers tires for the F-14, V-22, H-60, AV-8B, P-3, S-3, F-18, EA-6B, H-46, T-2, H-53, E-2, C-2 and H3 aircraft, with 90 percent of the contract going to the Navy and the rest to the governments of Spain, Kuwait, Japan, Egypt, Taiwan, Malaysia, Italy and New Zealand under the Foreign Military Sales Program.
Rubber Division seeks nominations
The ACS Rubber Division is seeking nominations for six Science and Technology Awards that honor scientists, engineers, chemists and technologists worldwide.
The awards are the Charles Goodyear Medal, the Sparks-Thomas Award, the Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award, the George Stafford Whitby Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, the Fernley H. Banbury Award, and the Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award.
The awards reccognize specific distinguished achievements of rubber scientists, engineers, chemists and technologists. They will be presented at the group's meeting in Akron, May 8-10, 2006.
For more information, visit the organization's Web site at www.rubber.org.