BIRMINGHAM, England (Sept. 23)—Goodyear Dunlop Tyres U.K. Ltd. will cease car and light truck tire production at its Wolverhampton, England, plant, with the loss of up to 420 jobs. Goodyear Dunlop has initiated a 90-day consultation process with unions about the phaseout plan, which will reduce employment at the factory to around 600, the company announced Sept. 23. Mixing, calendering, retreading and farm tire production operations will continue at Wolverhampton "for the foreseeable future," according to a company spokesman. Goodyear Dunlop supplies compound to its other facilities in the United Kingdom and France from the Wolverhampton site. The production at Wolverhampton will be transferred to other Goodyear Dunlop sites in the European Union, the spokesman said, without elaborating. The firm also has tire factories in Birmingham and Washington, England.
Goodyear to end passenger, light truck tire production at Wolverhampton site
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