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COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY (CTB)
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company manufactures replacement tires principally in North America. It operates through two segments, North American Tire Operations and International Tire Operations. The North American Tire Operations segment produces passenger car tires, light truck tires, and radial medium truck tires, as well as retread equipment and materials. Its customers include independent tire dealers, wholesale distributors, retail tire chains, and retail chains that sell tires and other automotive products. The International Tire Operations segment produces passenger car, light truck, racing, and motorcycle tires. It markets these products primarily to dealers in the replacement markets in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Scandinavia. This segment, through a manufacturing supply agreement, provides entry level passenger tires from China for distribution in the European market. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY (GT)
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of tires, and related products and services worldwide. It offers rubber tires for automobiles, trucks, buses, aircraft, motorcycles, farm implements, earthmoving equipment, industrial equipment, and other applications. The company also manufactures and sells tread rubber and other tire retreading materials; retreads truck, aircraft, and heavy equipment tires; and offers flaps for truck tires and other types of tires. In addition, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company provides power transmission belts, hoses, and other rubber products for the transportation industry, and various industrial and chemical markets, as well as synthetic rubber and rubber-related chemicals for various applications. Further, the company operates commercial truck service and tire retreading centers; and auto service center outlets. The company was founded by Frank Seiberling in 1898 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.
AptarGroup, Inc. supplies a range of dispensing systems for the personal care, fragrance/ cosmetic, pharmaceutical, household, and food/ beverage markets in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. It operates in two segments, Dispensing Systems and SeaquistPerfect. The Dispensing Systems segment primarily sells nonaerosol spray and lotion pumps, plastic dispensing and nondispensing closures, and metered dose aerosol valves. The SeaquistPerfect segment primarily sells aerosol valves and accessories, and certain nonaerosol spray and lotion pumps principally to the personal care, household and food/beverage markets. The company offers its products and services through its direct sales force, as well as through independent representatives and distributors, who sell its products as independent contractors to several smaller customers and export markets. AptarGroup, Inc. was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
MYERS INDUSTRIES INC (MYE)
Myers Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of polymer products. It offers plastic and rubber products, including reusable plastic material handling containers, plastic planters, plastic storage and organization products, plastic storage tanks, plastic and metal material handling carts, rubber replacement parts, tire repair and retreading products, custom rubber sheet stock, and reflective highway marking products. The company distributes tools, equipment, and supplies for tire, wheel, and under vehicle service specialists in the United States. In addition, the company offers rubber molding processes, including injection molding; compression and transfer molding; compounding, calendering, and extrusion; blow molding; rubber-to-metal bonding; and rubber-to-plastic bonding. The company offers its products to automotive, appliance, general manufacturing, distribution, agriculture, retail, and food processing industries. Myers sells its plastic and rubber products through direct sales force and independent sales representatives. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.
CARLISLE COMPANIES INCORPORATED (CSL)
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (CCI) engages in the manufacture and distribution of products to the roofing, construction, trucking, foodservice, industrial equipment, lawn and garden, and aircraft manufacturing industries. It operates in four segments: Industrial Components, Construction Materials, Specialty Products, and Transportation Products. The Industrial Components segment offers bias-ply and nonautomotive rubber tires, as well as stamped and roll-formed wheels, and processed raw materials. The Construction Materials segment provides rubber and thermoplastic polyolefin roofing systems for nonresidential low-slope roofs; roofing accessories, including flashings, fasteners, sealing tapes, coatings, and waterproofings; foam insulation panels; liquid and spray-applied waterproofing membranes; vapor and air barriers; HVAC duct sealants; and hardware. The Specialty Products segment manufactures heavy-duty friction blocks and disc linings, as well as braking systems parts. It also provides brake shoe remanufacturing and relining for on-highway Class 6, 7, and 8 trucks. The Transportation Products segment offers low-bed truck trailers; dump trailer lines; multiunit and specially designed trailers for hauling purposes; and commercial trailers. The company also provides cheese, whey, and milk powder systems; controls and chemical evaporators and dryers; and stainless steel vessels, process equipment, and components for the dairy, food processing, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, and industrial markets. In addition, it offers commercial and institutional foodservice permanentware, table coverings, cookware, display pieces, light equipment, and supplies to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools, and correctional facilities; and industrial brooms, brushes, mops, and carpet care products. The company sells its products in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Europe, Far East, and China. CCI was founded in 1917 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Metabolix, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops alternatives to petrochemical-based plastics, fuels, and chemicals. It applies metabolic engineering and molecular biology tools to produce Natural Plastic in microbial systems and directly in nonfood plant crops. The company develops a microbial fermentation system to produce a family of naturally occurring polymers known as Natural Plastic. It also offers a biomass biorefinery system, which uses switchgrass to co-produce Natural Plastic and biomass feedstock for the production of power or liquid fuels, such as ethanol or other biofuels. The company offers Natural Plastic under the brand name Mirel. Its products are used in applications, such as single use disposables, packaging, agriculture and erosion control, and consumer products. The company has strategic alliance with ADM Polymer Corporation. Metabolix, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
QUIXOTE CORPORATION (QUIX)
Quixote Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of highway and transportation safety products to protect, direct, and inform motorists and highway workers. The company operates in two segments, Protect and Direct, and Inform. The Protect and Direct segment offers energy-absorbing products, such as crash cushions, truck-mounted attenuators, sand-filled barrels, and water-filled barriers, as well as directing and guiding products that include flexible post delineators and glare screen systems. These products absorb and dissipate the force of impact in collisions between vehicles and fixed roadside objects or slow moving highway construction vehicles, and prevent collisions and control the flow of traffic by directing or guiding. The Inform segment offers intelligent intersection control systems; automated enforcement systems; video detection systems; mobile and permanent variable message signs; sensing products to measure distance, count, and classify vehicles, as well as to sense weather conditions; computerized highway advisory radio transmitting systems; automated red light enforcement systems; and other transportation equipment. These products provide information to prevent collisions from occurring and ease traffic congestion. The company sells its products through direct sales force and a distribution network to customers in the highway construction and safety business, state departments of transportation, county and local governments, and other governmental transportation agencies worldwide. Quixote Corporation was founded in 1969 by Philip E. Rollhaus. It was formerly known as Energy Absorption Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Quixote Corporation in 1980. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
DESWELL INDUSTRIES INC (DSWL)
Deswell Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture of injection-molded plastic parts and components, electronic products and subassemblies, and metallic products. It produces plastic parts and components that are used in the manufacture of consumer and industrial products, using various plastic injection technologies, such as film injection, integrated injection, and insert injection. These plastic products include cases and key tops for personal organizers; cases for flashlights, telephones, paging machines, projectors, and alarm clocks; grips and rods for fishing tackle; toner cartridges and cases for photocopy machines; parts for electrical products, such as air-conditioning and ventilators; parts for audio equipment; double injection caps and baby products; laser key caps; and automobile components. The company's electronic products include printed circuit board assemblies using surface mount, ball grip assembly, and pin-through-hole interconnection technologies; and finished products that include telecommunication products, such as special purpose telephones used as a private automated branch exchange, a network terminal, and an Internet platform; IP switches and routers; and audio equipment, such as power amplifiers, digital mixers, and digital signal processors. Deswell Industries' metal products include metallic molds and accessory parts used in audio equipment, telephones, copying machines, pay telephones, multimedia stations, and automatic teller machines. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Deswell industries was founded in 1987 by Lau Pui Hon, Li Chin Pang, and Leung Chi Wai. The company is based in Macao, Hong Kong.
CORE MATERIALS CORPORATION (CMT)
Core Molding Technologies, Inc. engages in compounding sheet molding composites (SMC), as well as in molding fiberglass reinforced plastics in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company produces and sells SMC compound and molded products for light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, automobiles and automotive aftermarkets, personal watercraft, and other commercial products markets. It sells its products to truck manufacturers, automotive manufacturers, manufacturers of commercial products, and wholesale distributors and other end users of aftermarket products. Core Molding Technologies was founded in 1988 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
FUWEI FILMS (HOLDINGS) CO. LTD (FFHL)
Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shandong Fuwei Films Co., Ltd., develops, manufactures, and distributes plastic films using the biaxial oriented stretch technique, otherwise known as BOPET film (biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate). The company's products include printing base film, stamping foil base film, metallization film or aluminum plating base film, laser holographic base film, single/double surface matte film, anti-counterfeit film, chemical pretreated film, and high-gloss film. Its films are used in consumer based packaging, such as food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, tobacco, and alcohol industries; imaging, such as masking film, printing plates, and microfilms; electronics and electrical industries, such as wire and cable wrap, capacitors and motor insulation; and in magnetic products, such as audio and video tapes. The company markets its products under the brand name Fuwei Films' in the United States, Japan, southeast Asia, and the People's Republic of China. Fuwei Films was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
A. Schulman, Inc. sells plastic resins and compounds for custom molders, and extruders of various plastic products and parts. It provides color and additive concentrates, engineered compounds, polyolefins, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds, and tolling services. The company manufactures its concentrates using its formulae and purchased natural resins, which are sold to manufacturers of plastic products, such as film for packaging, household goods, toys, automotive parts, mechanical goods, and other plastic items. A. Schulman's engineered compounds are designed to have and maintain characteristics, including chemical resistance, electrical conductivity, heat resistance, and/or high strength-to-weight ratios. Its polyolefins are used for interior trim, fascias, and bumper covers in automotive applications; for toys, small appliances, sporting goods, and agricultural and watercraft products in roto-molding applications; and for office supplies in industrial/commercial applications. The company's thermoplastic PVC compounds are available in blow molding, injection molding, and extrusion grades for application in the manufacture of automotive, furniture, architectural, and consumer products. A. Schulman's performs tolling services, such as compounding of resins and other materials of customers based upon formulae provided by such customers. The company offers its products to manufacturers and suppliers packaging, agriculture, automotive, consumer products, electrical/electronics, office equipment, and automotive markets primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. It has a joint venture with P.T. Prima Polycon Indah. A. Schulman was founded in 1928 by Alex Schulman and is based in Akron, Ohio.
AEP INDUSTRIES INC (AEPI)
AEP Industries, Inc. engages in the production, manufacture, and distribution of plastic packaging products for the food/beverage, industrial, and agricultural markets. Its line of products includes polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polypropylene products, as well as various thermoplastics, which are thin and ductile bags, sacks, labels, and films. AEP Industries' packaging and film products are used in the packaging, transportation, beverage, food, automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics, construction, agricultural, and textile industries. The company operates in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. AEP Industries was founded by J. Brendan Barba. The company is based in South Hackensack, New Jersey.
CTI INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (CTIB)
CTI Industries Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and distribution of novelty products, specialty and printed films, and flexible containers. It offers novelty products that consist of balloons, including metalized balloons, latex balloons, punch balls, and other inflatable toy items. The company provides specialty and printed films and flexible containers for food packaging, specialized consumer uses, and various commercial applications. CTI Industries markets its products to retail outlets including grocery, general merchandise, discount, and drug store chains; card and gift shops; party goods stores, as well as florists and balloon decorators through distributors and wholesalers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. The company, formerly known as Container Merger Company, Inc., was founded in 1975 and changed its name to CTI Industries Corporation in 1985. CTI Industries is headquartered in Barrington, Illinois.
SHILOH INDUSTRIES INC (SHLO)
Shiloh Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries engages in manufacturing and selling first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings, and modular assemblies for the automotive, heavy truck, and other industrial markets in the United States. Its blanks include exposed and unexposed, and welded blanks that are used for exterior steel components, such as fenders, hoods, and doors. The company's stampings are principally used as components in mufflers, seat frames, structural rails, window lifts, heat shields, vehicle brakes, and other structural body components. Its modular assemblies include components used in the structural and powertrain systems of a vehicle. The company's structural systems include bumper beams, door impact beams, steering column supports, chassis components, and structural underbody modules; and powertrain systems consist of deep draw components, such as oil pans, transmission pans, and valve covers. It also engages in designing and engineering precision tools and dies, and welding and assembly equipment for use in its blanking and stamping operations. Additionally, the company provides various intermediate steel processing services, such as oiling, leveling, cutting-to-length, slitting, edge trimming of hot and cold-rolled steel coils, and inventory control services for automotive and steel industry customers. Its customers include original equipment manufacturers, Tier I suppliers, and steel consumers and producers. Shiloh Industries was founded in 1950 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.
Rogers Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of specialty polymer composite materials and components worldwide. The company operates in three segments: High Performance Foams, Printed Circuit Materials, and Polymer Materials and Components. The High Performance Foams segment offers urethane, silicone, and polyolefin foam products to fabricators, printers and original equipment manufacturers for applications in imaging, communications, computer, transportation, and other markets. The Printed Circuit Materials segment provides printed circuit board laminates for high frequency circuits, flexible printed circuit board laminates for flexible circuits, and polyester based industrial laminates. The Polymer Materials and Components segment offers elastomer components, composite materials, power distribution busbars, electroluminescent lamps, and inverters. Rogers Corporation was founded by Peter Rogers in 1832. The company is headquartered in Rogers, Connecticut.
SPARTECH CORPORATION (SEH)
Spartech Corporation produces engineered thermoplastic materials, polymeric compounds, and molded and profile products for manufacturing customers. The company operates in three segments: Custom Sheet and Rollstock; Color and Specialty Compounds; and Molded and Profile Products. Custom Sheet and Rollstock segment processes various materials into single/multilayer sheets or rollstock, cell cast acrylic, and specialty film laminates or acetates on a custom basis for end product manufacturers. Its products are utilized in various end markets, including packaging, aerospace, transportation, building and construction, recreation, and sign/advertising. Color and Specialty Compounds segment sells custom designed plastic alloys, compounds, color concentrates, and calendered film for utilization by a group of manufacturing customers servicing the food and medical packaging, automotive equipment, consumer electronics and appliances, lawn and garden equipment, wallcoverings, and other end markets. The company sells its products primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Molded and Profile Products segment manufactures various proprietary items, including thermoplastic tires and wheels for the medical, lawn and garden, refuse container, and toy markets; and window frames and fencing for the building and construction market, as well as other custom profile extruded and acrylic products for various industries. The company sells its products primarily through sales force, independent sales representatives, and wholesale distributors. It has 51 facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Spartech Corporation was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri.
FORWARD INDUSTRIES INC (FORD)
Forward Industries, Inc. engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of carry solutions for hand held consumer electronics products. The company provides carry cases for cell phone handsets, cases for handset camera attachments, handset plastic belt clips, carrying case straps and bags, decorative faceplates, wrist straps, cleaning cloths, and other accessory products; carrying cases for electronic blood glucose monitor, testing strips, and lancets; and storage solutions for portable electronic and other products, including cases for MP3 players, retail bar code scanners, and various other products. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as under licenses to retailers and wholesalers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida.
AMERITYRE CORPORATION (AMTY)
Amerityre Corporation engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of flat free specialty tires and tire-wheel assemblies in Nevada. It provides polyurethane foam tires for bicycles, wheelchairs, lawn and garden products, such as wheelbarrows, hand trucks, and outdoor power equipment products. It also develops polyurethane elastomer tires for heavy-use applications. Amerityre serves mining, materials handling, construction, agriculture, and forest industries. The company was founded in 1995 as American Tire Corporation and changed its name to Amerityre Corporation in 1999. Amerityre Corporation is based in Boulder City, Nevada.
AMERICAN BILTRITE INC (ABL)
American Biltrite, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides flooring products, tape products, jewelry, and flooring and rubber products. The company produces adhesive-coated and pressure-sensitive papers, and films used to protect material during handling, storage, or to serve as a carrier for transferring decals or die-cut lettering. It also produces pressure-sensitive tapes and adhesive products used for applications in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC); footwear; automotive; electrical; and electronic industries. American Biltrite's flooring products include vinyl and vinyl composition floor coverings, which are sold primarily through floor covering distributors to retailers and contractors for commercial and residential use. The company also manufactures paper, film, HVAC, electrical, shoe, and other tape products for use in industrial and automotive markets. In addition, American Biltrite designs, supplies, distributes, and services various adult, children's, and specialty items of costume and fashion jewelry, and related accessories throughout the United States and Canada. The company supplies costume jewelry to mass merchandisers and department stores. American Biltrite was organized in 1908 and is headquartered in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.
ATLANTIS PLASTICS INC (ATPL)
Atlantis Plastics, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, manufactures polyethylene stretch and custom films, and molded plastic products in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Plastic Films, Injection Molding, and Profile Extrusion. The Plastic Films segment comprises three operating divisions: Stretch Films, Custom Films, and Institutional Products. Stretch Films produces multilayer plastic films used to cover, package, and protect products for storage and transportation applications. Custom Films produces customized monolayer and multilayer specialty plastic films, which include laminating films, embossed films, and specialty films that are used as a substrate in multilayer laminates in foam padding for furniture, carpeting, textile, lamination, medical, beauty aids, manufacturing, and food packaging industries. Institutional Products converts custom films into disposable products, such as tablecovers, gloves, and aprons, which are used primarily in institutional foodservice. The Injection Molding segment manufactures both custom and proprietary injection molded products. It produces various custom injection molded components that are sold primarily to original equipment manufacturers in the home appliance, automotive parts, recreational vehicle, and construction industries. Injection Molding segment also manufactures a line of proprietary plastic cedar shake' siding panels for the home building industry and residential replacement market under the Cedarway' trade name. The Profile Extrusion segment manufactures custom extruded plastic products, primarily for use in consumer and commercial products, including recreational vehicles, mobile homes, residential doors and windows, office furniture, and appliances. Atlantis Plastics was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.