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LyondellBasell Announces Entry into a Definitive Agreement to Acquire A. Schulman, Inc.

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and A. Schulman, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLM), a leading global supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites and powders, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which LyondellBasell will acquire A. Schulman for […]

February 15, 2018 ×

Automotive, Executive News, Industry Statistics, News

J.D. Power’s 2016 sale to Chinese firm shrouded in mystery, report says

J.D. Power’s 2016 sale to Chinese firm shrouded in mystery, report says

The 2016 deal for J.D. Power left a U.S. company famed for enhancing transparency — shining a light on quality and customer satisfaction in the automotive and other industries — owned by a private Hong Kong company that was soon embroiled in a largely hidden dispute in China over the […]

February 1, 2018 ×

Automotive, News

Winter car maintenance to avoid costly damage

Winter car maintenance to avoid costly damage

GREEN BAY – Subzero temperatures, snow, slush and salt. These are all things Wisconsinites expect each year when winter descends on the Badger State.  While residents may be familiar with these conditions, many consumers aren’t doing everything they can to protect themselves from these circumstances and the expensive bills that can result — particularly when […]

January 31, 2018 ×

Automotive, News

Car Doctor: Replacing all-season tires with same type makes most sense

Car Doctor: Replacing all-season tires with same type makes most sense

Q: I need to find the best all-season tires for my 11-year-old Subaru Forester. The present tire is a P215/60R16-94H. I’m older but still pretty active and drive about 6,000 miles a year. If it makes any difference, I live on Aquidneck Island and very rarely cross the bridge. A: If you […]

January 31, 2018 ×

News

Potholes can be an expensive, unavoidable problem for drivers

Potholes can be an expensive, unavoidable problem for drivers

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The pothole problem is far from over but mechanics are already seeing the mangled, messy after-effects. Your car is taking a beating — bent wheels, blown-out tires, worn-out shock absorbers and broken struts. For mechanics, the work just keeps coming nonstop. “Seeing wheel damage, tire damage, […]

January 30, 2018 ×

News, Tire Stewardship

How to up-cycle used tires into everyday items

How to up-cycle used tires into everyday items

Tires are made up of approximately five gallons of oil, and other materials such as steel, fabric, wiring, and chemical compounds. Over hundreds of years these products eventually breakdown, but they do not biodegrade. They will continue to breakdown into microscopic pieces like plastic. As they breakdown, they leave behind […]

January 24, 2018 ×

Executive News, News

Continental hires JP Morgan for possible structural overhaul, report says

Continental hires JP Morgan for possible structural overhaul, report says

FRANKFURT — Continental has hired JP Morgan to advise on a possible reorganization that could see a breakup of the company’s business units as it repositions for a market focused on electric and self-driving vehicles, sources told Reuters. The U.S. investment bank has been mandated by the component and tire […]

January 16, 2018 ×

Automotive, Executive News, News

Detroit ditches more cars for trucks, SUVs

Detroit ditches more cars for trucks, SUVs

DETROIT — With lucrative SUV and truck sales on the ascent, Detroit automakers are racing to ditch slow-selling cars in favor of the big rigs that mint them money. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne started it off by killing the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 to reorient the automaker around […]

January 16, 2018 ×

News, Product News

Nokian unveils new Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tires

Nokian unveils new Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tires

Nokian Tires introduces its new non-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 and Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV winter tire. It is part of the company’s offering to provide much-needed peace of mind in case of a sudden snowstorm or rapidly freezing road surfaces. The further improved ice grip and better handling are based on […]

January 16, 2018 ×

Automotive, News

A User’s Guide to the Dawn of Robot Driving

A User’s Guide to the Dawn of Robot Driving

The wait for the self-driving future is coming to an end. The earliest real-world applications of autonomous vehicles will arrive in 2018. Starting in Phoenix this year, a small number of commuters will be riding in driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans as part of a trial conducted by Waymo, the self-driving […]

January 4, 2018 ×