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Bridgestone Americas Plans US Production Increase for Truck and Bus Radial Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced that U.S. subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. will expand its plant in Warren County, Tennessee. The move will give the location additional production capacity for truck and bus radial (TBR) tires, which the company hopes will allow it to respond to growing demand for these tires in the North American market. Over the next three years,...

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Bridgestone Acquires New Jersey-Based Industrial Rubber to Expand Northeastern US Hose Operations

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) announced on June 1 the acquisition of Industrial Rubber Co. through Bridgestone HosePower LLC, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary engaged in hose sales and services. Established in 1950 and based in the U.S. state of New Jersey with a staff of 17 employees, Industrial Rubber covers hydraulic and industrial hose sales and services in the Northeastern U.S....

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Bridgestone Americas, Goodyear to Merge US Wholesale Networks

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced on April 17 that they will jointly establish TireHub LLC, a nationwide U.S wholesale company. TireHub will handle U.S. wholesale operations for the passenger vehicle tire and small truck tire businesses of both parent companies. Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear will use the opportunity to offer...

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Mitsui Chemicals Set to Add US Production for Milastomer TPO

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) has announced that it will set up new production facilities for Milastomer, a thermoplastic olefin (TPO) elastomer, at its U.S. production base Advanced Composites Inc. in Ohio. The move will take an investment of approximately 1.5 billion yen ($14.24 million), and will establish facilities with an annual production capacity of 6,000 tons. Construction is slated to...

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Kuriyama Eyes Continued Strong Performance Across Asia, North America for 2018

Major industrial rubber manufacturer and marketer Kuriyama Holdings Corp. (TYO:3355) is getting strong business performance out of its operations across Asia and North America. Sales for fiscal 2017 have been going steady in Asia for Kuriyama’s urea SCR sensors and module tanks, which comply with emission regulations in the region on construction and agricultural machinery. In China, the company has...

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Zeon Opens High-Performance Materials Distributor in California

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has established a new local distributor for high-performance materials in California’s Silicon Valley. The company, Zeon Specialty Materials Inc. (ZSM), moved into its offices in October and will begin operating in January. The new entity will take over North American sales operations from fellow Zeon Group company Zeon Chemicals LP, which is based in Kentucky. More specifically,...

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