Goodyear to Close Canadian Plant
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced its intention to discontinue the production of tyres at its facility in Quebec, Canada and transfer operations to a materials mixing centre. The changeover will take place by the end of the second quarter of 2007.
This decision comes as part of Goodyear’s global strategy of cost reduction, and will see a net job reduction of 800 hourly and salaried staff. The current plant in Valleyfield, Quebec employs approximately 1,000 persons.