Georgia blues

Linsalata, Vera
January 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;1/12/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is planning to close its Albany, Georgia plant and shift production to three other U.S. sites and possibly one in Mexico. The decision affects 1,400 workers in Albany, and some salaried employees may be transferred to other locales. Cheap imports and the downturn in domestic demand has brought intense pressure on Cooper, as well as other domestic tire makers, the company said.


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