WOLVERHAMPTON, England (June 3)—Goodyear Great Britain Ltd. is transferring all headquarters and administration functions at its Wolverhampton facility to the Fort Dunlop site in nearby Birmingham. "The move was on the cards for the last two years," according to a Goodyear spokesman, stressing that the transfer did not represent a change of status for the Wolverhampton tire facility. The Wolverhampton site is under threat of closing after workers recently rejected a trade union plan to improve productivity at the plant. The unit makes tires for cars, light trucks and agricultural machinery. There currently is "no sign of productivity improvements at Wolverhampton," the Goodyear spokesman said. Meetings are continuing with representatives of the site's work force of around 1,300, he said.
Goodyear moving U.K. administration staff to Fort Dunlop site
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