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Goodyear/Sumitomo divorce: the rest of the story

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If you think everything that can be said about the dissolution of the alliance between Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been said, think again.

Both companies sent out press releases and other materials written from their respective points of view. Looking a little deeper, however, reveals more of the story.

Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich did, indeed, look deeper. He wrote about what he found in his latest blog, "5 more interesting facts about the Goodyear/Sumitomo dissolution."

One thing became perfectly clear in the additional research: There will be no interruption of supply to Goodyear and Dunlop customers in North America as a result of the divorce.

To get an even clearer picture of what will happen when the deal is done, read the blog. Then let us know what you think about the dissolution itself or the original deal between two of the largest tire manufacturers in the world by leaving a comment!

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