MARYSVILLE, Ohio (Oct. 11)—Goodyear said it will add a press at its Marysville conveyor belt plant to produce heavy-duty steel- and fabric-reinforced conveyor belts. It´s the second time in two years Goodyear has expanded capacity at the factory.
"Business is strong and customer needs vary greatly," said Marysville Plant Manager Mark Miller. "The new press is capable of making fabric belts up to 102 inches wide, adding capacity and reducing product-changeover downtime by freeing up other equipment for longer production runs."
The first product being cured on the new press is a Goodyear Plyon Plus premium fabric belt that will be shipped to a copper mine.
Goodyear didn´t disclose the cost of the expansion.