February 20, 1990 |
Huntsman Holdings Corp., whose unsolicited $813-million bid for Aristech Chemical Corp. prompted the chemicals company to seek a Japanese white knight, said today it has dropped its offer. Huntsman had previously said it might sweeten its $25-a-share offer to more than $27 per share, but said today it has ended talks with Aristech. Aristech recently agreed to be acquired for $845 million, or $27 a share, by a group led by Aristech management and the Japanese trading company Mitsubishi Corp.
December 25, 1996 |
Huntsman Corp. said it will buy the last piece of Texaco Inc.'s chemicals business for $600 million. The Salt Lake City chemical company has operated the remaining Texaco chemical business, which consists of a plant in Port Neches, Texas, since 1994. It bought Texaco Chemical Co. at that time for $1.06 billion, with an option to buy the Port Neches plant, which was under construction. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 1997.
September 12, 1995 |
A major plastics supplier has agreed to purchase GE Plastics, a General Electric Co. subsidiary in Oxnard. Polycom Huntsman, which has plants in Missouri, Pennsylvania and New York, has signed a letter of intent to buy the Oxnard compounding plant, which has about 75 employees, from General Electric Co. Terms were not disclosed.
August 4, 2011 |
Jon Huntsman offered a vote of confidence Thursday on his top campaign strategist amid reports that his flagging presidential effort is plagued by in-fighting and disorganization. Speaking to reporters in Salem, N.H., Huntsman defended the work of John Weaver, the target of an incendiary article in Politico that aired complaints about Weaver by a former member of Huntsman's inner circle. “John Weaver is a critically important part of our team," Huntsman said, according to The Huffington Post.
June 20, 2011 |
Utah Democrats launched a preemptive strike against Jon Huntsman on the eve of his presidential campaign kickoff, knocking him for his shifting positions on issues important to Republican voters. Democrats in Huntsman's home state are parodying the former governor's enigmatic preview videos that feature a man on a motorcycle speeding through scenic parts of Utah. They say Huntsman is "riding away from his record. " (see videos below) "The Jon Huntsman that is announcing his candidacy tomorrow is not the Jon Huntsman that most Utahans have known," Utah Democratic Party chairman Wayne Holland told reporters in a conference call Monday.
January 16, 2012 |
Jon Huntsman's final chore as a presidential candidate will be to leave the 2012 race Monday with his reputation intact or, ideally, enhanced. For presidential contenders, the best days of their campaigns are often the first and last ones. But not everyone is up to the challenge. How many people remember what Rep. Michele Bachmann said in her concession speech after losing Iowa, less than two weeks ago? Huntsman's late-starting candidacy began inauspiciously, following his return from China last spring. Reporters attending the announcement event had their Huntsman press tags unceremoniously taken away before Huntsman and his attractive family arrived at the site. Embarrassingly, the candidate's first name was misspelled as “John” on the tags.
August 2, 2011 |
Many candidates who go head-to-head with female rivals have ended up in verbal somersaults after delivering offhand comments about the appeal (or lack thereof) of female foes. So rival presidential campaigns took notice of Jon Huntsman's observation that Michele Bachmann "makes for good copy - and good photography," words included in a lengthy New York magazine piece about the former Utah governor that was published this week. After a New Hampshire campaign event Monday, Huntsman, who is now trying to restart his stalled campaign, said there was "no slight intended.
December 31, 2011 |
While other Republican presidential hopefuls spend the weekend in a final frenzy of campaigning in Iowa, Jon Huntsman Jr. is carving a lonely path around New Hampshire, all but ignored. From one house party to another, the former Utah governor, his wife, Mary Kaye, and a black SUV full of Huntsman daughters are trying to spark some support for him in New Hampshire's Jan. 10 primary -- so far to little effect. At a New Year's Eve party in a supporter's colonial home in Concord, someone asked Huntsman the difference between himself and Mitt Romney, the New Hampshire front-runner.
September 16, 2011 |
Tom Ridge, the former governor of Pennsylvania who went on to become the nation's first secretary of Homeland Security, on Friday endorsed the campaign of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who is running back in the pack for the GOP presidential nomination. Perhaps more significant than the endorsement itself, was where it was announced: at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. Huntsman has spent much of September campaigning in the nation's first primary state, where he needs a strong showing next year.
January 3, 2012 |
If any candidate has taken pleasure in watching former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's surge in Iowa, it is Jon Huntsman Jr., who has focused his presidential campaign almost exclusively on winning New Hampshire. After trailing their rivals in the polls for much of this year, Santorum and Huntsman, the former governor of Utah, found kinship in the fact that they were often relegated to far ends of the stage during the GOP debates -- struggling to get a word in as more prominent contenders such as Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry dominated the discussion.