Goodyear Still Evaluating Damage at Tupelo Plant

April 18, 2023

Remediation efforts are continuing at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Tupelo, Miss., plant. "We are still evaluating the extent of the damage," says a Goodyear spokesperson.

The Tupelo plant has the capacity to build 42,000 passenger tires a day at full throttle, according to MTD research.

It shut down on April 1 due to a tornado.

From a daily production capacity standpoint, the factory is the second biggest plant in Goodyear’s North American manufacturing network, according to MTD’s 2023 Facts Issue. (Click here for more.)

It was one of three plants acquired by Goodyear when the Akron, Ohio-based tiremaker finalized its purchase of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in summer 2021.

In a statement provided to MTD, a Goodyear spokesperson also noted that a Goodyear distribution center in Whiteland, Ind., "has successfully resumed full operations following an April 1 tornado, there, as well.

"None of the inventory already stored at Whiteland was damaged and we expect no significant impact to customer shipments."

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Mike Manges is Modern Tire Dealer’s editor. A 25-year tire industry veteran, he is a three-time International Automotive Media Association award winner and holds a Gold Award from the Association of Automotive Publication Editors. Mike has traveled the world in pursuit of stories that will help independent tire dealers move their businesses forward. Before rejoining MTD in September 2019, he held corporate communications positions at two Fortune 500 companies and served as MTD’s senior editor from 2000 to 2010.

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