Goodyear officials said Monday they temporarily closed the plant
because of a shortage of raw materials used in producing tires and
to reduce the company's tire production.
Plant spokeswoman Jackie Edmondson said the shutdown began at 1
p.m. last Saturday.
The plant will resume production at 1 a.m. this Sunday.
Edmondson said the shortage affected almost all the Goodyear
tire plants in North America when some facilities damaged by
Hurricane Ike were not able to provide raw materials.
About 1,400 employees at the plant are affected.