ERJ staff report (DS)
Akron, Ohio -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today said it has no concerns about raw material supplies for its tyre production. The company added that its synthetic rubber plants returned to operation quickly after the arrival of Hurricane Ike. The plants in Beaumont, and Houston, Texas had been closed in advance of Hurricane Ike making landfall on September 13.
The company said the short production interruption and minimal business impact resulted from its comprehensive Business Continuity process, which was enacted in advance of the hurricane's landfall. In addition, contingencies were put in place to obtain critical raw materials for the company's tyre manufacturing facilities.
As part of the Business Continuity efforts, the company pulled forward a limited amount of previously announced reductions in North American tyre production to ease the pressure on its raw material supply chain, but continued to produce tyres that were in demand by consumers. No tyre plants were damaged by the hurricane.
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Press release from Goodyear