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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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CLEVELAND - A federal court has granted the defendants a stay in a USD20 million patent infringement suit brought by Flexsys America L.P. Sinorgchem Co. Shandong, Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd., Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. and Kumho Tire Co. Inc. won’t have to face further action in the case until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit hears their appeal of an International Trade Commission ruling that Sinorgchem made and sold Flexsys’ patented antidegradants without Flexsys’ permission.

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NOVI, Michigan - Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. plans to purchase selected sealing systems operations from Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems, including eight European manufacturing facilities and joint venture interests in China and India.

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AKRON: Goodyear has introduced the Dunlop SP Sport Signature, an all-season touring performance tire.

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RED BANK, New Jersey - Ansell Ltd. filed documents June 5 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to terminate its obligation to file periodic financial reports in the U.S. and deregister its common shares under the Exchange Act.

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RICHMOND, VA. - Performance Fibers Inc. plans to expand tire capacity to make tire cord fabric in Kaiping, China, by 30 percent.

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WAYNE, Indiana - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has acquired Hydro-Components Research & Development Corp. for an undisclosed amount.

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Continental Tire Canada Inc. will raise prices up to 5.5 percent on Continental, General and associate brand passenger and light truck tires, effective July 1.

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