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NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Bridgestone Firestone Latin American Tire Operations has made two changes to president positions within the unit, effective Aug. 1.

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QUERETARO, Mexico - Michelin opened its Michelin Retread Technologies tread manufacturing plant in Queretaro, the company announced.

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AKRON: Goodyear is kicking off its second "Free Air" campaign this summer to try to help motorists save money on gasoline by keeping their tires inflated.

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FULLERTON, California - Yokohama Tire Corp.´s full line of consumer tires will be available to 3,700 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers across the U.S. as part of a pact with Chrysler Group´s Mopar parts and service arm and its T.I.R.E. Works program.

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Albemarle Corp. said it will boost its ownership to 75 percent from 25 percent in two joint ventures in China, Ningbo Jinhai Albemarle Chemical & Industry Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Jinhai Albemarle Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd.

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TOLEDO, Ohio - Dana Corp. has completed the sale of its European fluid products hose and tubing operations to Orhan Holding, valuing the global business at USD 85 million.

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) is awarding each county in the state a total of $4.2 million in waste tire grants this year.

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Lanxess A.G. has completed an expansion at its Sarnia plant that has increased butyl capacity by 42 percent to about 135,000 metric tons annually.

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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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