Layoffs coming at Goodyear’s Danville plant
Due to weakened demand for truck tyres in North America, Goodyear Tire & Rubber is laying off 41 workers at its Danville, Virginia truck and aircraft tyre factory. Local newspaper the Danville Register & Bee writes that the layoffs will take effect on 4 February. In an article published 21 January, it quoted Goodyear communications manager Laura Singleton as saying hourly workers throughout the plant will be affected, with selections based on seniority; employees most recently hired will be laid off first.
In an official statement, the tyre maker said “Goodyear’s strategy of pursuing targeted market segments means we make and sell products where we can be competitive and charge for the value of our brand, technology and innovation. We do not produce volume for volume’s sake. We continually adjust our production schedule to align with our targeted market segment strategy and customer demand.”
Following the layoffs the Danville plant will have 2,150 employees.