Strike cost Goodyear up to $35 million per week

Akron, Ohio — The nearly three-month strike at 16 Goodyear production plants in North America cost the company $30 million to $35 million per week in the fourth quarter, according to Richard Kramer, the tyre maker’s executive vice president and chief financial officer.

The negative impact on the company was primarily due to lower production volume and lost sales, Kramer said. Lost sales and other costs also will linger into the first half of 2007, he said.

Kramer and other company officials, including Robert Keegan, Goodyear chairman…

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