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  • M&A activity to remain strong in 2019

    Feb 08, 2019

    MILWAUKEE—Merger and acquisition activity remained strong in the rubber and plastics chemicals market in 2018, and that momentum probably will carry into the new year, said Ben Scharff, managing director at Grace Matthews.

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  • GM caught offguard by backlash

    By: Keith Crain Feb 06, 2019

    General Motors announced in November that it's going to idle some plants that are building vehicles that customers simply aren't buying. This kind of thing has been going on for decades, where car companies adjust production based on volumes.

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  • Split Congress could lead to mixed results for industry

    Feb 05, 2019

    WASHINGTON—The results of the 2017 election will have a definite effect on the issues followed by major tire, aftermarket and auto service associations, according to top officials of those organizations.

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  • Cimcorp making headway with 'Dream Factory'

    Feb 04, 2019

    GRIMSBY, Ontario—Cimcorp Group has made great strides in the last two years in what it dubs its "Dream Factory" concept, which is a fully automated handling solution for tire manufacturing and distribution. "We are able to automate from bringing in raw materials right through the finished ...

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