Cooper Standard announces changes to Global Leadership Team

Cooper Standard today announced the following changes to its Global Leadership Team, effective August 1: …

“With Patrick, Chris and Bill in these crucial global roles, Cooper Standard is well positioned to drive our business and deliver for our stakeholders,” said Jeffrey S. Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard. “We’re proud of the strength and capabilities of our leadership team which enables us to shift these key functions to existing internal talent while maintaining world-class service to our customers.”

 

 

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Michelin Launches Premium Line of Automotive Belts, Tensioners and Idlers on Amazon

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GREENVILLE, S.C., June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin North America is launching a new line of quality automotive belts, tensioners and idlers available for purchase through Amazon. Automotive technicians and “DIY” enthusiasts can now purchase Michelin serpentine drive belts, along with…

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Coalition of US Manufacturers Sends a Letter to the Members of Congress

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:

The undersigned organizations urge you to quickly enact temporary and targeted liability relief legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These crucial protections should safeguard businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, as well as healthcare providers and facilities from unfair lawsuits so that they can continue to contribute to a safe and effective recovery from this pandemic.

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Mechanical Rubber acquires Durox in Ohio

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WARWICK, N.Y.—Mechanical Rubber, a supplier of custom rubber and plastics products for the aerospace, defense, health care, transit and commercial industries, has acquired Durox Co. in Strongsville, Ohio, a company formerly owned by Pittsburgh-based Wabtec Corp.

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Michelin contributes to French face mask project

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Michelin has been working with other companies to produce a new type of reusable face mask for use in the COVID-19 pandemic. The tyre maker adds that this OCOV mask, developed within a matter of weeks, is affordable, sustainable and can be produced in large quantities.

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Continental ‘adapting’ tire production globally in response to coronavirus

FORT MILL, S.C.—Continental is “adapting” production at some of its plants across the globe in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Align Capital acquires Marco Rubber & Plastics

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DALLAS—Align Capital Partners has announced the recapitalization and acquisition of New Hampshire-based manufacturer Marco Rubber & Plastics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marco is a specialty distributor of elastomer components including O-rings and gaskets. It serves a variety of end markets including the aerospace, medical, semiconductor and chemical sectors.

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German hose manufacturer expects acquisition to help push sales to €400m in 2020

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Frankfurt, Germany – Tristone Flowtech Group has acquired Anhui Zhongding Rubber Hose Products Co. Ltd in Ningguo, in eastern China from its parent company Anhui Zhongding Sealing.

The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, was completed on 1 Jan and the Chinese entity has been renamed as Anhui Tristone Flowtech Ltd, Tristone announced 13 Jan.

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Magna expects lower 2020 sales, ends Lyft partnership

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While Magna International Inc. anticipates growth to 2022 it does expect sales this year to fall compared with 2019 due to a variety of factors. In its , the Canadian auto supply giant said the stronger U.S. dollar, the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business and lower expected light vehicle production in Europe will all contribute to lower sales in 2020. The company says it expects total sales between $38 billion and $40 billion this year.

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Polish rubber parts maker opens Mexico plant

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico – Polish rubber parts manufacturer Sanok Rubber Co. has opened a production plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, the company has announced.

The plant was officially inaugurated in October 2019 in the presence dignitaries and customers such as Ford, BMW, Webasto, the manufacturer said in a recent statement.

Named SMX Rubber Co., the Mexican subsidiary manufactures automotive parts and delivered its first sales in August last year.

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