November 10, 2006 |
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., dealing with a 4-week-old strike, reported a loss of $48 million for the third quarter Thursday because of restructuring charges and higher raw material costs. Its sales rose to a company record for any quarter, however, and its shares climbed more than 15% in trading. The loss for the world's third-largest tire maker amounted to 27 cents a share for the July-September period, including $126 million, or 71 cents, in after-tax restructuring charges.
June 2, 1991 |
Malaysia, anxious to retain its position as the world's top producer of rubber, is revolutionizing the industry by scrapping antiquated techniques relying on excessive human labor in favor of innovative machines. Faced with low prices and a crippling shortage of workers as the young rush to the booming manufacturing sector, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has branded traditional rubber-tapping methods as "terribly inefficient" and called for modernization.
November 14, 1987 |
Mobay Corp., a subsidiary of Bayer USA Inc., said it has agreed to acquire Denka Chemical Corp. of Houston for an undisclosed sum. Denka, which has sales of nearly $100 million and employs about 400 workers, has plants in Houston; Duluth, Minn.; Carteret, N.J., and Little Ferry, N.J.
January 25, 1997 |
An Irvine man and his business partner were arrested Friday on suspicion of conspiring to ship chemicals that could be used to make nerve gas to Iran, in violation of the U.S. trade embargo. Prosecutors said Abdol Hamid Rashidian, an Iranian citizen living in Irvine, and Henry Joseph Trojack of Las Vegas conspired to ship impregnated alumina.
May 31, 2010 |
Hundreds and perhaps even thousands of years before Charles Goodyear discovered the vulcanization process that made commercial rubber viable, Mesoamerican peoples were carrying out a similar process to produce rubber artifacts for a broad variety of uses, two MIT researchers have found. By varying the amount of materials they added to raw rubber, Mesoamericans were able to produce bouncy rubber balls for the Mayas' ceremonial games, resilient rubber sandals and sticky material used to glue implements to handles, the research shows.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2005 |
There's a story behind sneakers and James Moore wants to tell it. The 45-year-old Los Angeles County social worker has assembled a one-man traveling show he calls the California Sneaker Museum, which made a one-day stop Saturday at the Ahmanson Senior Citizen Center in Exposition Park.