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Akron, Ohio

Mayor Plusquellic and County Executive Pry Announce Goodyear to Build Plant Outside Ohio

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City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of stephanie york
Published: 09-03-2014

            Akron, Ohio (September 2, 2014) -  After many discussions with Goodyear over the past several weeks regarding the location of Goodyear’s future tire factory, Akron Mayor Plusquellic and Summit County Executive Russ Pry received a letter today (attached) from Goodyear stating that it has removed Ohio from consideration.

          “After discussing the matter with Rich Kramer, I am saddened but I realize that it is not economical to ship millions of tires from Ohio to Latin America, where Goodyear’s growth in sales is occurring.” stated Mayor Don Plusquellic.  “I appreciate Goodyear’s willingness to consider our joint efforts to land this major investment, and further appreciate the continuing relationship between Summit County, the State of Ohio, the Greater Akron Chamber, and everyone who tried to make this happen.  We will continue to communicate with Goodyear to take advantage of every opportunity to add jobs in Akron.”

          “While this is obviously not the decision that anyone in Northeast Ohio had hoped for, and I am personally disappointed, I understand Goodyear’s business rationale,” noted County Executive Russ Pry.  “Keeping Goodyear’s headquarters operation strong and viable in this community is important to our overall economy.”

For further information, contact:
stephanie york
communications director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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