In a press release Wednesday, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that they will be suspending manufacturing in the Americas through at least April 3rd or until further notice.
Acording to the company, a phased shut down will begin across the company’s tire, retread and chemical plants in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and the United States over the coming days. Its facility in Peru was closed earlier this week. Goodyear joins a long list of companies who have been impacted the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
In their statement, the company says that these measures will take place due to the sudden decline in market demand.
In following guidence from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), Goodyear has introduced a number of preventative measures at its facilities, including limiting visitor access and business travel, implementing remote working and social distancing practices and increasing frequency of disinfection.
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