How the Goodyear strike could impact the company's tire production
Seven out of the eight Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. tire plants in the United States that are under strike by the United Steelworkers together have the capacity to produce a minimum of 201,000 units per day, according to Modern Tire Dealer research.
Here's a look at how many tires can be built at each plant when they are running at full bore. (Goodyear has not disclosed how many tires are made at its racing tire manufacturing facility in Akron, Ohio, which also is being picketed.)
* Buffalo, N.Y.: 5,500 light truck; 4,200 passenger; 1,750 medium truck; 4,550 others.
* Danville, Va.: 11,000 medium truck; 2,000 others.
* Fayetteville, N.C.: 47,000 passenger; 12,000 light truck.
* Gadsden, Ala.: 15,000 passenger; 10,000 light truck.
* Topeka, Kan.: 6,500 medium truck; 1,500 others.
* Tyler, Texas: 32,000 passenger.
* Union City, Tenn.: 36,000 passenger; 12,000 light truck.
Steelworkers began striking at 16 Goodyear facilities, including four locations in Canada, on Oct. 5.
Goodyear says it has implemented contingency strike plans at the affected facilities. (See the Oct. 5 moderntiredealer.com report, "Steelworkers go on strike at Goodyear plants," for more information.)