Britain: Dunlop Rides High

Few corporations have a closer or more constant contact with the ordinary Englishman than the 75-year-old Dunlop Rubber Co. Dunlop makes the hot-water bottle he tucks into bed with him, the galoshes he depends on in England's soggy climate, the hose he waters his roses with, and the cricket bat he wields. Most of all, Dunlop makes his tires: half of all British vehicles roll on Dunlops. With car sales strong, business is bullish. This week the company will report that profits jumped 14% last year to $77.5 million on sales of $792 million.

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