Tire company will layoff at least 158 employees at its plant in LaVergne, Tenn., due to a decrease in demand for passenger and light truck tires.
French tire maker said Tuesday it will temporarily close its Romanian factories until further notice due to a drop in demand for tires amid the global economic crisis.
British chemicals producer agreed to a $1.6 billion cash takeover by Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd., which would gain ownership of the Lucite and Perspex acrylic plastic brands.
Texarkana officials are working to convince Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. to keep open its tire plant on the city's Arkansas side.
BFGoodrich plans to temporarily cut production by nearly 40 percent at its Indiana tire plant, which could mean temporary layoffs for about 500 workers, said union officials.
Tire maker said Tuesday it launched a capacity study of its U.S. manufacturing facilities that will likely lead to consolidation or restructuring.
Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. says it will likely close one of four U.S. manufacturing plants in the coming months due to slumping demand for tires.
Downturn in the automobile industry and the global economy will delay construction of the Kumno Tire plant in south Bibb County.
World’s largest tire and rubber company is creating a new entity called Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations to oversee business in North and South America.
Officials will look into concerns that a prominent toxicologist asked to render an independent verdict on the safety of bisphenol A may have a financial conflict-of-interest.
Attorneys general from three states on Monday asked 11 companies that make baby bottles and baby formula containers to no longer use the toxic chemical bisphenol A.
Tire and rubber company will halt production Monday for one week at its median radial truck tire division in Topeka, idling 500 of the plant's 1,600 employees.
Pennsylvania plastics plant that recently lost Proctor & Gamble as a major customer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while it mulls a possible sale to Ohio investors.
Company officials said Monday they temporarily closed the plant because of a shortage of raw materials used in producing tires and to reduce the company's tire production.
Company will shut down its two plants in Johnsonville and Darlington, S.C., eliminating more than 700 jobs, as part of its reorganization under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
North Carolina awarded the two tire manufacturers a maximum of $30 million in grants each to upgrade their operations and keep existing jobs at the plant.
Bridgestone Firestone plants in Tennessee are cutting back on production days through the end of the year in response to softening sales.
Tire production has been cut significantly in both North America and Europe, while at the same time the company has substantial overhead costs that it has been unable to absorb.
Plastic container manufacturer says it will use a $3.1 million loan to expand and buy equipment for its plant in East Stroudsburg.
Toxicologists reiterated safety concerns about a chemical used in baby bottles and food containers, just weeks after the FDA declared the substance safe.
Federal officials are investigating the causes of a June explosion that killed one employee and injured several others at a Houston synthetic rubber plant.
Specialty chemical manufacturer will increase the price of a key plastic additive by up to 50 percent effective on orders shipped after Sept. 15 or as contracts allow.
Plastic packaging company will pay $87 million to acquire nearly all the assets of the plastic films segment of Atlantis Plastics Inc.
Responding to growing consumer anxiety, lawmakers are considering what could be the first statewide restrictions on a chemical in plastic baby bottles.