Continental suspends tyre manufacturing in Mayfield

Mayfield, Kentucky. (Dec. 15)–Continental Tire North America Inc. has suspended indefinitely tire production at its Mayfield plant, putting 650 hourly and 80 salaried employees out of their jobs effective Dec. 31.

As announced earlier, mixing and warehousing operations will continue for the foreseeable future.

Conti said it is offering severance benefits based upon years of service to laid-off salaried employees, an undisclosed number of whom have accepted positions at other company facilities.

Affected hourly employees will receive layoff benefits under the collective bargaining agreement between Conti and the…

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