Goodyear plans to close Tyler, Texas, tyre plant

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear has said it plans to close its tyre manufacturing plant in Tyler, Texas, as part of its previously announced strategy to stop supplying certain segments of the private label tyre business.

The Tyler plant is one of eight US tyre plants at which the United Steelworkers union has been striking since 5 Oct. The Texas facility has estimated capacity to make 25 000 passenger and light truck tyres a day, according to the company.

Goodyear said the closing will eliminate about 1100 jobs,…

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