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Yokohama Rubber to invest $125 million in the Philippines and Russia to expand production


Yokohama Rubber announced it will spend about $125 million through 2015 to increase output at its tire plants in the Philippines and Russia. The Japanese tiremaker will invest $118 million through 2015 at a plant about 40 miles from Manila, Philippines, operated by Yokohama Tire Philippines. The plant's capacity will rise by 25 percent to 12.5 million passenger and light truck ...
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Johnson Controls opens two Serbia plants to support Fiat 500L production
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Ford sued by former UK workers for pensions’ transfer to Visteon
Ford was sued by more than 1,400 former UK employees for making misleading statements about the transfer of their pensions to Visteon Corporation during the spinoff of the auto parts ...
Report: Goodyear to close plant in northern France
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Johnson Controls plans 10 new seating plants in China
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Car interior maker Faurecia to cut 3,000 jobs in 2012 and 2013
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Saint Gobain opens new plant in China
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