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PETERSBURG, Illinois - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has turned over to the Illinois Attorney General´s office the case of a Petersburg tire recycler who allegedly is illegally and improperly storing scrap tires on his property.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bridgestone/Firestone did not illegally interfere with a union election at its nonunion Aiken, South Carolina, plant or unlawfully interrogate a pro-union worker it later fired, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in reversing an administrative law judge´s 2005 decision.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied a petition from Flexsys America L.P., asking it to order a lower court to reopen a USD20 million patent infringement lawsuit against several Asian companies.

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AKRON - James D. D´Ianni, 93, retired Goodyear director of research who did pioneering work in synthetic rubber and won the ACS Rubber Division´s Charles Goodyear Medal in 1977, died Aug. 14 in Akron.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Rubber Manufacturers Association further downgraded its forecast for tire shipments this year, calling for a decrease in overall shipments instead of minor increases, reflecting changes in U.S. economic growth in the consumer and commercial sectors.

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2 Vols., Vol. I: Market data, application areas, filler types; Vol. II: Profiles of filler manufacturers; EUR 1,995 (EUR 2,995 with CD, volumes can also be purchased separately), Ceresana, Konstanz, Germany

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MENLO, Georgia - Tillotson Corp. plans to sell subsidiary Best Manufacturing Co. to Showa Glove of Japan for an undisclosed amount.

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AKRON - Veyance Technologies Inc., the former Goodyear Engineered Products division, plans to move to a 50,000-sq.-ft. headquarters facility being built in the Akron suburb of Fairlawn, Ohio.

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SAVAGE, Minnesota - Continuing its long-term turnaround plan, tire recycler GreenMan Technologies Inc. has reported its first profitable quarter in 19 quarters, according to company President Lyle Jensen and Chuck Coppa, the chief financial officer of the company.

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AKRON - Goodyear is considering building new tire plants in Eastern Europe and Asia along with other investments with the USD1.4 billion it netted from the recent sale of its Engineered Products unit to EPD Inc., an entity backed by private equity firm Carlyle Partners IV L.P.

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