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Goodyear's Tyler plant was major passenger tire producer

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Tyler, Texas, plant, which closed last month, had the capacity to produce 32,000 passenger tires per day, according to Modern Tire Dealer research.

Tyler was Goodyear's fourth largest plant in terms of manufacturing capacity, behind Lawton, Okla. (66,000 units); Fayetteville, N.C. (59,000 units); and Union City, Tenn. (48,000 units).

Tire production ceased at the factory on Dec. 21. Between 600 and 650 jobs have been eliminated as a result.

The Tyler plant is now being used as a mixing center, say Goodyear officials.

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