(Ups) to Hawk Corp. The friction products manufacturer, which earlier this year told Smart Business it planned to expand its brand through retail stores, last month inked a deal with Pep Boys auto parts and repair chain to launch a national rollout of the complete line of Hawk Performance street brake pads.
(Ups) to Diebold. The North Canton manufacturer, which was criticized for selling electronic voting machines while Chairman & CEO Walden O'Dell raised money for Republican political candidates, has banned its senior executives from making future donations. In June, the company's board of directors passed an amendment to its business ethics policy stating that top Diebold officials "may not make contributions to, directly or indirectly, any political candidate, party, election issue or cause, or participate in any political activities, except for voting."