Goodyear Closes Tennessee Plant Ahead of Schedule

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DETROIT -- Top U.S. tire maker Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. stopped production at its manufacturing facility in Union City, Tenn., and will close the facility, the company said on Monday.

The plant has about 1,800 workers and is a top employer in the city of about 10,500.

Goodyear had planned to shut the facility by the end of the year. It was able to transfer its products to other facilities more quickly than expected, so it is closing the Union City plant now, it said.