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WASHINGTON - Foreign Tire Sales Inc. will post an "800" number on its Web site for consumers to call for information on the recall of 450,000 Chinese-made light truck radial tires, FTS told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration July 2 in an amended defect report on the tires.

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KOLKATA, India - Phillips Carbon Black Ltd. has signed an agreement with Vietnam National Chemical Corp., known as Vinachem, to study the feasibility of setting up a carbon black plant in Vietnam.

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LYNCHBURG, Virginia - Parker-Hannifin Corp. is changing its Powertrain Division name to Integrated Sealing Systems Division.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Parker-Hannifin Corp. has acquired Phoenixville, Pa.-based Mitos Technologies Inc, which manufactures fluid-handling products and systems for the biotech industry.

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Huntsman Corporation announced today that it has received a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Huntsman for 27.25 USD per share in cash from Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., an entity owned by an affiliate of Apollo Management, L.P.

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Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. is committing USD41.5 million over two years to increase capacity at its Bridgewater car and light truck tire plant.

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Continental Tire North America Inc. said the National Labor Relations Board has denied the appeal by the United Steelworkers related to an unfair labor practice charge tied to Conti´s decision to close its Charlotte plant.

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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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