BUFFALO, N.Y.-Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America Ltd. is expanding motorcycle tire capacity and adding equipment as part of a three-year growth plan at its Buffalo facility.
Once the project is completed, an unspecified number of jobs will be added, a company spokeswoman said.
Goodyear moved ahead with this expansion after the New York Power Authority trustees selected the company as one of four western New York manufacturers to receive low-cost hydropower allocations from the Niagara Project. To receive the allocation, Goodyear Dunlop had to present an application outlining projects that required additional power, the spokeswoman said.
The firm, with a work force of about 1,400 at the factory, identified projects that may result in an investment of about $19 million over three years, she said. If all the potential activities are completed, the firm would increase the size of the facility by about 8,000 square feet.
Currently, however, only the expansion within the firm´s motorcycle tire manufacturing division has been launched. The spokeswoman did not give details on the size of the capacity expansion or the equipment to be added.
Goodyear did not identify its other expansion plans at the facility. The plant also makes passenger, light truck, truck and bus, and industrial tires.