TUPELO, Miss.—Goodyear said it intends to release inventory from its idled Cooper Tire plant in Tupelo in the coming days, a little more than two weeks after the facility was damaged by tornadoes on April 1.
According to a Goodyear spokesperson, the Akron-based tire maker is working tirelessly to keep product flowing to its customers, while the plant remains shut down and repairs continue.
"As teams (at the Tupelo plant) inspect stored inventory, we intend to begin releasing it to fill customer orders in the coming days," the spokesperson said in a statement. "We are leveraging the power of our broader manufacturing footprint and network inventory as we continue to execute our business continuity playbook to limit customer disruption."
The spokesperson also confirmed the company "fully intends to pay associates for the duration of the shutdown."