Michelin to cut workforce at BFG plant

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Michelin North America Inc. will implement "an indefinite layoff" of fewer than 80 production workers at its Opelika, Ala., BFGoodrich plant on Feb. 14.

The decision was made in response to "the unprecedented deterioration in market conditions, particularly in the passenger car market," according to Michelin officials.

They add that "other actions are being taken in other passenger car, light truck and commercial truck tire plants in North America. The company will continue to closely monitor market conditions and make other adjustments as necessary."

At full capacity, the Opelika plant can produce 20,000 passenger and 6,000 light truck tires per day, according to MTD's 2009 Facts Issue, which is available now.

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