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Bridgestone Americas Plans Capacity Increase for Off-the-Road Tires in Illinois

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) U.S. subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. recently announced plans to increase its production capacity for off-the-road tires. Taking place at a plant in Bloomington, Illinois, this expansion will cost the company $12 million and is slated for completion at some point in 2020. The project will see the plant begin producing 29-inch, 33-inch and 35-inch tires for small-...

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Tokai Carbon Moves to Boost Capacity, Open up Global Market With New US Acquisition

Carbon black manufacturer Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) announced on June 26 that it has concluded an agreement to acquire all shares in U.S.-based carbon black manufacturer Sid Richardson Carbon Ltd. (SRC) and its affiliates SRCG Ltd. and New SRCG Genpar LLC. Tokai Carbon is set to pay a total of 34.1 billion yen ($308.74 million) for the acquisition, which...

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Sumitomo Riko Showcases Anti-Vibration Rubber Products at APTA Expo 2017

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) is exhibiting for the first time at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo 2017 taking place in Atlanta, Georgia from Oct. 9–11. The company has introduced its anti-vibration rubber products for railcars at the expo, eyeing a full-scale expansion into the North American market. Anti-vibration rubber products for railcars are installed in the truck...

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