January 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;1/26/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 13, p3
Trade Publication
The article presents news briefs related to the rubber industry. Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. will phase out car and light truck tire production in 2009 at its LaVergne, Tennessee, plant, starting in mid-March, eliminating the jobs of 543 employees at the 37-year-old factory. Eaton Corp., which cut 3,400 jobs in 2008, said it will eliminate another 5,200 positions in 2009 because of the slump in demand for its products resulting from the world's economic downturn.


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