Goodyear Gadsden plans another production cut

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Officials at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Gadsden say the plant will be shutting down production for the third time this year.

Communications manager Jackie Brehm Edmondson said production will cease at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 and resume at 1 a.m. Nov. 2.

She said the move is an attempt to adjust their inventories as a result of the slow market.

Goodyear's consumer tire plants in Fayetteville, N.C., and Union City, Tenn., also will be ceasing production for a week at that time and several other plants have some level of shutdowns.

The Goodyear plant in Gadsden closed for 16 days in August and early September and also ceased production from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5.

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