AKRON (April 20, 2011)—Goodyear's Fayetteville, N.C., plant sustained damages this past weekend as a result of a severe storm that swept across parts of the Southeastern U.S.
According to a company spokesman, the storm hit the plant April 15 in the afternoon. It blew down a wall at the northwest corner of the building near the powerhouse and another at the southern end of the plant's mixing area. The roof was also damaged during the storm, he said.
Production at the factory was suspended immediately when the storm hit and resumed April 17. No Goodyear Fayetteville employees were seriously injured as a result of the storm, but there were a small number whose homes and vehicles were damaged or destroyed, the company said.