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Yokohama and the USW agree on a 4-year deal
June 16, 2014

Yokohama and the USW agree on a 4-year deal

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia LLC, a Yokohama Tire Corp. subsdiary, has signed a new four-year contract with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1023, according to Tetsuro “Tex” Murakami, the subsidiary's president.

Tags: Plant capacity, Salem, Tex Murakami, Tire plants, USW

January 22, 2014

Marangoni wants to sell tire plant in Italy

The Marangoni Group is serious about selling its consumer tire manufacturing plant in Anagni, Italy. It has hired PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) to help with the sale.

Tags: Massimo De Alessandri, Tire plants, Unions

Michelin s strong ties to South Carolina are  a testament to the business-friendly climate in the
December 12, 2013

Michelin's OTR plant will soon make tires

Michelin North America Inc. marked the opening of its newest manufacturing facility in South Carolina on Dec. 12, 2013. Michelin executives and employees were joined by dozens of dignitaries from across the state to celebrate the milestone: Just 17 months after breaking ground, the Anderson County earthmover tire manufacturing facility can build tires.

Tags: Lexington, OTR Tires, Pete Selleck, S.C., Tire plants

November 13, 2013

Yokohama targets HR manager first

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi LLC, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., has announced the hiring of its first employee, Human Resources Manager Melissa Orman.

Tags: Rob Harrelson, Tire plants, West Point


July 23, 2012

Yokohama works to preserve biodiversity

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. reports it is strengthening its activities to preserve biological diversity at its five plants in Japan.

Tags: Biodiversity, Going green, Tire plants, Yokohama Rubber

July 17, 2009

Goodyear will shut down Philippines tire plant

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will close its tire plant in the Philippines as part of a strategy "to address uncompetitive manufacturing capacity globally," according to the company.

Tags: Philippines, Plant closures, Tire plants

April 21, 2009

Union seeks relief from flood of Chinese imports

The United Steelworkers (USW) have filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming the flood of imported consumer tires from China have led to thousands of job losses and a growing number of plant closings throughout the United States.

Tags: Chinese imports, Leo Gerard, Tire plants, USW


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