LAWTON, Okla. (May 21, 2010)—Goodyear has begun a 200,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its Lawton, Okla., tire factory, but the company won't discuss details of the project.
Goodyear broke ground on the expansion in February. The company said it's the first phase of a multiyear modernization.
This is the first major investment/expansion at the 32-year-old, 2 million-sq.-ft. Lawton plant since a $250 million project in 2002-2006 to add capacity for larger-diameter passenger and light truck tires.
Production capacity is listed at 66,000 units a day at the non-unionized plant, which employs 2,400.