Rubber News staff report
Phenix City, Alabama-Carbon black manufacturer Continental Carbon Co. has idled one production line and temporarily laid off 14 of 60 employees at its Phenix City facility.
The action was taken because of reduced demand for products across the carbon black industry and difficulties being experienced by North American automobile manufacturers and reductions in domestic tire production, the Houston-based company said.
The Phenix City site has two production lines during full operation, a spokesman said. No similar reductions were announced…