CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (Dec. 6)—Goodyear´s Engineered Products division plans to consolidate manufacturing at its Cartersville fabric production facility from two buildings to one, the company announced Dec. 6. The Akron-based tire and rubber maker will locate all its fabric production equipment and processes into a 550,000-sq.-ft. building on the site while vacating a 96,000-sq.-ft. structure, according to Bob Becker, Engineered Products´ director of product supply. Production of passenger and truck tire fabric was discontinued in Cartersville last year, and having the remaining operations in two separate buildings increased material handling and transportation costs. The Cartersville plant supplies fabric to several company facilities, including Marysville, Ohio; Lincoln, Neb.; Bowmanville, Ontario; Granford, Quebec; San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and Bayswater, Australia.
Goodyear to consolidate Cartersville fabric production to one plant
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