AKRON (April 20)—Goodyear has decided to put plans to expand its Akron Worldwide Technical Center on hold, saying it does not need the extra space the project would provide. As a result, the tire maker is rejecting incentive plans from the city of Akron and the state of Ohio to help in the proposed $25 million project, which would have included a new 3,000-sq.-ft. technical training center. In addition, about 150 tire manufacturing positions are being cut at the center due to the company´s exit from the Indy-car racing circuits and a reduced need to make experimental tires.
Goodyear holds up Akron expansion project, announces job cuts
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