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April 6, 1996
Loyd Dodson, 94, owner of Vogue Tyre and Rubber Co. Brought up in Pasadena, Dodson went into the tire business in 1923 and within a few years became the exclusive distributor of Vogue Tyres for the western United States. He bought the Chicago-based company during World War II and remained active in the business until his death. He had been chairman of the board of directors for the last 10 years.
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November 3, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
James Van Doren and his older brother Paul had only sample sneakers to offer when they opened their first store, in Anaheim, in 1966. They took a dozen orders in the morning and delivered custom canvas deck shoes, made in their adjacent factory, in the afternoon. Operating as the Van Doren Rubber Co., the brothers and two other co-founders planned to succeed by cutting out the middleman and selling their distinctive thick rubber-soled shoes directly to the public. By the early 1970s, the company owed some of its success to Southern California's burgeoning skateboard culture.
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BUSINESS
March 11, 1989 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Paul Van Doren thinks leveraged buyouts are as American as hot dogs, apple pie and sneakers. In fact, he was pleased when Van Doren Rubber Co., the Orange-based tennis shoe company that he founded 23 years ago, was taken over in a leveraged buyout arranged by McCown De Leeuw & Co., a San Francisco venture-banking firm. In Van Doren's view, LBOs don't deserve the black eye they have received in recent years.
NEWS
April 6, 1996
Loyd Dodson, 94, owner of Vogue Tyre and Rubber Co. Brought up in Pasadena, Dodson went into the tire business in 1923 and within a few years became the exclusive distributor of Vogue Tyres for the western United States. He bought the Chicago-based company during World War II and remained active in the business until his death. He had been chairman of the board of directors for the last 10 years.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. said Thursday it will merge its two U.S. subsidiaries into a single operation headquartered in Fullerton in an effort to integrate marketing efforts in this country. The July 1 merger will combine Mohawk Rubber Co., a sales and manufacturing subsidiary located in Akron, Ohio, and 23-year-old Yokohama Tire Corp. in Fullerton, the Japanese tire maker's U.S. sales arm for the Yokohama brand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
James Van Doren and his older brother Paul had only sample sneakers to offer when they opened their first store, in Anaheim, in 1966. They took a dozen orders in the morning and delivered custom canvas deck shoes, made in their adjacent factory, in the afternoon. Operating as the Van Doren Rubber Co., the brothers and two other co-founders planned to succeed by cutting out the middleman and selling their distinctive thick rubber-soled shoes directly to the public. By the early 1970s, the company owed some of its success to Southern California's burgeoning skateboard culture.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2007 | Molly Selvin, Times Staff Writer
A Los Olivos, Calif., vineyard whose founding family includes a legendary tire innovator, a longtime politician and a star of TV's "The Bachelor" is being sold. Firestone Vineyard told its employees this week that William P. Foley, a Florida title insurance executive who owns two other vineyards in Santa Barbara County, is buying the company. The management transition began this week.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. safety regulators asked companies including Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. for information about any imports from Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. after a recall of tires made by the Chinese company. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told 14 tire makers and importers in the U.S. to submit details by July 11 on tires they may have gotten from Hangzhou Zhongce since 2001, according to the agency's website.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2002 | From Reuters
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., North America's largest tire maker, said it would raise the retail tire prices by 4% to 5% on Dec. 1 because of higher prices for raw materials. The Akron, Ohio-based company said the increase would apply to all Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly brand replacement tires. The announcement comes amid similar price increases by competitors Michelin and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Shares of Goodyear fell 29 cents, or 4%, to $6.81 on the NYSE.
NEWS
September 11, 1994 | Associated Press
Raymond C. Firestone, former chairman of the tire company founded by his father, Harvey S. Firestone, in 1900, died Friday at age 86. Raymond Firestone served as chairman of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron from 1963 to 1976. He retired as a company director in 1977. Firestone went to work for his father's tire company in 1933 in a Los Angeles sales office. He became a company director in 1942 and its chief executive officer in 1963. Japan's Bridgestone Corp.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. said Thursday it will merge its two U.S. subsidiaries into a single operation headquartered in Fullerton in an effort to integrate marketing efforts in this country. The July 1 merger will combine Mohawk Rubber Co., a sales and manufacturing subsidiary located in Akron, Ohio, and 23-year-old Yokohama Tire Corp. in Fullerton, the Japanese tire maker's U.S. sales arm for the Yokohama brand.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1989 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Paul Van Doren thinks leveraged buyouts are as American as hot dogs, apple pie and sneakers. In fact, he was pleased when Van Doren Rubber Co., the Orange-based tennis shoe company that he founded 23 years ago, was taken over in a leveraged buyout arranged by McCown De Leeuw & Co., a San Francisco venture-banking firm. In Van Doren's view, LBOs don't deserve the black eye they have received in recent years.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1988
John J. Nevin, chairman and chief executive of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., Chicago, has assumed the additional post of president. Nevin succeeds Albert E. Suter, who resigned to pursue other business interests. Firestone is a unit of Japan's Bridgestone Corp.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Goodyear Recalls 300 Workers: Amid the gloom of recession, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. delivered good news to 300 laid-off workers by calling them back to work. The Akron, Ohio-based company said a pickup in demand allowed it to raise production by 9,000 tires a day at plants in Gadsden, Ala., Union City, Tenn., and Valleyfield, Quebec.
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