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Bridgestone Looks to Expand Air Spring Production Capacity in US

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has announced that subsidiary Firestone Industrial Products LLC (FSIP) is set to boost its production capacity for air springs at a plant in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Total investment in this expansion is slated to come to $51 million, with construction to begin in the second quarter of this year and wrap up by the end of 2022. The...

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Toyoda Gosei Lines up New Plant for Automotive Interiors and Exteriors in Miyagi Prefecture

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) is establishing a new plant in Ohira, Kurokawa-gun, Miyagi Prefecture, to bolster its auto parts production capacity in the Tohoku region and better serve its main customer, Toyota Motor East Japan Inc. Set to be established under production subsidiary Toyoda Gosei East Japan Co. Ltd., the new plant is slated for a construction start this...

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Toyo Tires Celebrates Groundbreaking at Site of New Serbian Plant

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) and manufacturing subsidiary Toyo Tire Serbia LLC Belgrade recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the intended site of a new plant in Indjija, Serbia. Approximately 40 guests attended the ceremony – including Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Indjija Mayor Vladimir Gak and Ambassador of Japan Takahiko Katsumata – to show their support for a safe construction process....

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Sumitomo Rubber Looks to More Than Double Production of Thin Nitrile Gloves

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) is planning to increase its production capacity for nitrile gloves, which are used by medical institutions, food manufacturers and more. Demand for these gloves is on the rise amid the novel coronavirus, and current production is unable to keep up with demand. Responding then to a request from the government, Sumitomo Rubber intends to deal...

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Mitsui Chemicals Moves to Bolster Production of Mask Nose Clamps via Subsidiary

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) recently announced that it will have wholly owned subsidiary Sunrex Industry Co. Ltd. expand its production facilities for Teknorote mask nose clamps. This comes as an effort to meet increased demand, with mask-wearing now having become commonplace due to the fight against COVID-19. Through this move, Mitsui Chemicals will bolster its production capacity of mask nose...

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Okamoto Looks to Build Recycling Facilities at Shizuoka Plant in Bid to Minimize Outsourced Waste Disposal

Okamoto Industries Inc. (TYO:5122) is looking to establish recycling facilities within the site of its Shizuoka Plant in Yoshida, Shizuoka Prefecture. The company, which produces condoms, industrial goods and consumer products, uses the Shizuoka Plant more specifically to create the likes of plastic film, agricultural film, wallpaper and automotive interior materials. Toshio Tamura, president and CEO of Okamoto, said that...

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