Goodyear reacts to decrease in truck tire demand

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will stop medium radial truck tire production at three domestic plants for approximately a week each this month "to match production levels with customer requirements," says Amy Brei, manager of manufacturing communications.

Two of the three plants will not be shut down completely.

Only medium radial truck tire production will be stopped at Goodyear's Danville, Va., and Topeka, Kan., plants. In Danville, aircraft tire production will continue, while in Topeka, light truck and OTR tire production will continue.

Goodyear's Buffalo, N.Y., plant will shut down all its consumer and commercial tire production in order to perform routine plant maintenance.

The three plants have the capacity to produce 18,450 truck tire units a day, according to Modern Tire Dealer's 2008 Facts Issue.

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