Bruce joined Rubber &Plastics News in 1988 as an assistant editor. He later served as labor editor and senior editor before being named managing editor in 1995. He held that position until being named executive editor in 2013. In his current role he manages the daily operations of the publication, overseeing the print issue, website and email newsletters. In addition, Bruce continues to do some reporting, including covering the hose products beat. Prior to joining Rubber & Plastics News, he worked for three years at a daily newspaper in central Ohio. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1984 from Kent State University. Contact Bruce at [email protected]
Goodyear's tire factory in Gadsden, Ala., has been a part of the company's manufacturing footprint for more than 90 years, and the facility has had more than its share of ups and downs. It's been slated for shutdown on more than one occasion, only to be saved from the brink.
When large acquisitions take place in our industry, sometimes the numbers can be staggering. And typically it's assumed that the proceeds are going to shareholders in the case of public companies, or the ownership group in the case of private firms. But, apparently, Thomas Lord had something else in mind.
Now that Rubber & Plastics News' inaugural Best Places to Work in the rubber industry is under our belt, I will say I was quite pleased with how the whole process went. And more than that, I really learned a lot about the eight companies that qualified to be named among the "Best Places to Work."
CERRITOS, Calif.—R.D. Abbott aims to create an environment where talented people can come and flourish. The company's employees have seized upon this notion of putting people ahead of profit, and they are helping to make R.D. Abbott one of the industry's Best Places to Work.