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AKRON - Eliokem Inc. plans to increase costs for Pliolite-brand reinforcing resins in North America by 6 cents a pound, effective July 1.

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Dow Chemical Co. and its affiliates are set to boost prices for acrylic and esters effective July 1 or as allowed by contract terms.

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Continental Tire North America Inc. this month will roll out an advertising campaign aimed at revitalizing its General brand with an "edgier" look and feel, the tire maker said.

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TAMAULIPAS, Mexico: Industrias Negromex S.A. has added a mixer at its plant in Tamaulipas to handle a growing demand for synthetic rubber compounds.

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BOSTON - Cabot Corporation will close its carbon black production facility in Waverly, West Virginia, in March 2008 because of changes in the tire manufacturing industry.

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BUFFALO, New York - The University of Buffalo┬┤s Center for Integrated Waste Management has won a USD 1.8 million grant from a New York State economic development agency.

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VIDALIA, Louisiana - A tire recycling plant set to begin construction in Vidalia by the end of June will employ 60 to 65 workers when completed in six to eight months, according to Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida: Goodyear said it will start shipping its new Eagle F1 All Season ultra-high-performance tire to retail outlets in June.

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RICHMOND, Virginia - Gates Corp. said it will open a plant this fall in southwest Virginia to manufacture hydraulic-related products, creating 172 jobs.

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NEW YORK - Everlast Worldwide Inc. has signed a global licensing agreement with Michelin North America Inc. to create a line of specialized footwear for professional boxing.

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