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Akron, union make pitch for Goodyear to locate new $500 million plant close to headquarters
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, July 13, 2014 9:34 AM EDT
Local union leaders are working with Akron and surrounding Summit County to persuade Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to build its new $500 million plant in northeast Ohio, where the company was founded.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that's the approach they took several years ago in persuading Goodyear to keep its headquarters in Akron.
In May, Goodyear announced plans for a state-of-the-art factory that would make about 6 million tires a year. It said it would consider sites in both North and South America.
Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com