Goodyear has announced in corporate filings and with media confirmation that they intend to permanently close the Goodyear-Gadsden plant. “Our hearts go out to the families of the Goodyear workers who have lost their jobs due to the imminent closing of the Gadsden plant,” said Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton.
“To date, Goodyear has not notified the City of Gadsden of their permanent closure of Goodyear-Gadsden, but it is clear that Goodyear has taken advantage of a global crisis to send production outside the United States,” continues Guyton.
Over the last year in conjunction with State leadership, the City of Gadsden has reached out to Goodyear about preserving jobs in Gadsden. Goodyear would not respond to these efforts to bring them to the table.
“Goodyear’s business decision to move the production of these tires to other locations and foreign countries is disappointing. The city, state, and community have invested and partnered with Goodyear for decades,” said Mayor Guyton.
The City of Gadsden’s leadership remains committed to bringing good-paying jobs to our community and doing everything we can for the workers laid off from Goodyear.