With the overall economy—along with the rubber industry—starting to show some signs of recovery, it can be easy to forget just how bad 2009 was for the industry. A look at the Rubber & Plastics News ranking of the top 50 North American rubber product makers—based on 2009 revenues—is a quick reminder of why many in the industry would just as soon forget the year.
Sales of many firms in freefall last year
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