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GREENVILLE, South Carolina: BFGoodrich Tires has delivered its first wave of 5,000 Baja T/A Military Edition tires to the U.S. military.

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As announced in a press release from Trelleborg on May 3, in May 2007, the Justice Department in the US and the competition authorities in the European Union initiated investigations relating to an alleged cartel for certain types of marine hoses used to transport oil. The competition authorities in Japan and the UK have also initiated investigations.

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WASHINGTON D.C. (July 3) The U.S. needs an "import czar" to oversee the safety and quality of products imported to the nation from China and other countries, according to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

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UNION, New Jersey - Foreign Tire Sales Inc., the importer of about 450,000 Chinese-made truck tires ordered by a government agency to be recalled, is advising consumers to return the tires for free replacements.

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PASADENA, California: Dow Chemical Co. has hired Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. to design the announced expansion to the firm’s solution elastomer plant in Schkopau, Germany.

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AKRON: A cosmetic sidewall cracking problem has led Goodyear to begin a customer satisfaction program on some Goodyear Eagle RS-A passenger radials, size P245/45VR18, that were original equipment on Nissan model Maxima.

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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, formerly Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry, has issued a call for entries for the 2007 Polyurethane “Innovation Award” nominations and has also changed this year’s award program’s three categories – Polyurethane Chemicals, Processing Equipment and Finished Products.

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MUSCATINE, Iowa: Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. finalized its $1.05 billion acquisition of Bandag Inc. June 1 during a ceremony at Bandag´s Muscatine headquarters.

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Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has established Nitto Tire Canada Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia, to "enhance Nitto´s brand image" and broaden the brand´s sales network in Canada.

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