Goodyear’s US tyre output falls 30 percent after Rita

Akron, Ohio — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company said it has implemented temporary reductions in production at its North American tyre facilities due to disruptions in the supply of certain raw materials resulting from the impact of Hurricane Rita in Texas and Louisiana.

The company said tyre output is about 70 percent of normal, but that stocks and inventories will allow it to meet its obligations to customers.

According to Christopher Clark, senior vice president, global sourcing, all of Goodyear’s North American tyre and engineered products plants…

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