GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Gadsden has shut down for a week.
Goodyear officials said Monday they temporarily closed the plant because of a shortage of raw materials used in producing tires and to reduce the company's tire production.
Plant spokeswoman Jackie Edmondson said the shutdown began at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The plant will resume production at 1 a.m. Sunday.
Edmondson said the shortage affected almost all the Goodyear tire plants in North America when some facilities damaged by Hurricane Ike were not able to provide raw materials.