Goodyear Provides Update on Tupelo Plant

April 28, 2023

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has provided an update on its Tupelo, Miss., consumer tire plant, which has been off-line since April 1. 

“The Goodyear Tupelo, Miss., tire plant continues around-the-clock remediation efforts following a tornado there on April 1. We began releasing stored inventory to customers on April 18.  

“We are leveraging the power of our broader manufacturing footprint and network inventory as we continue to execute our business continuity playbook to limit customer disruption.  

“We currently expect to be able to restart and begin ramping up production at the Tupelo tire manufacturing facility by the beginning of June 2023, with full ramp-up expected in the third quarter of 2023.” 

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. nearly two years ago. 

The plant was struck by a tornado on April 1.