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Bridgestone Americas to Sell All Shares of Speedco

Bridgestone Americas Inc. (BSAM), the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), announced on Sept. 15 that it will sell all shares of its wholly owned subsidiary Speedco Inc. to U.S.-based Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. The sale price was not disclosed. Speedco provides automotive lube, maintenance and other services to the trucking industry, and owns 52 stores in...

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Nitta President Talks Overseas Business, Strategies to Cope With High Growth Rates

Speaking with Japan Rubber Weekly in an interview, Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) President Motonobu Nitta said that regarding overseas development in 2017, the company has completed the facility at its U.S. plant and is now installing equipment. Operations are expected to start in July. In Thailand, the focus will be on Nitta Moore hose and tube products, where local production of...

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Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.

Toyo Tires Expands R&D Base to Bolster North American Tire Business

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) will expand its research and development capabilities at its Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. (TNA) facility located in White, GA, to strengthen its North American business. Scheduled for completion during 2017, the expansion will build on the product development capabilities and the resources and personnel at the existing TNA R&D department. Established...

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Japanese Tire Companies Boost Production Capacity in North America

Japanese tire companies are reaping higher profits in the North American market with the help of a livelier U.S. economy. That help is coming in the form of strong sales of large vehicles in the U.S. that is creating major demand for large tires fitted onto pickup trucks and SUVs. Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has responded to this demand by announcing...

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