BF Goodrich To Add Workers As Part Of $77M Modernization Effort

WOODBURN, Ind. (AP) — A United Steelworkers of America local president says BF Goodrich is adding workers and updating equipment at a tire plant outside Fort Wayne as part of a $77 million modernization project. Local 715 President Jim Wetzel told The News-Sentinel in a story Tuesday the plant in Woodburn has added 50 to 60 people the past few months and now has 1,400 employees.

WOODBURN, Ind. (AP) — A United Steelworkers of America local president says BF Goodrich is adding workers and updating equipment at a tire plant outside Fort Wayne as part of a $77 million modernization project.

Local 715 President Jim Wetzel told The News-Sentinel in a story Tuesday the plant in Woodburn has added 50 to 60 people the past few months and now has 1,400 employees.

BF Goodrich spokesman Tate Hoxworth says the company has laid the groundwork for making improvements at the plant, but no final decisions have been made.

Wetzel said the plant will modify existing equipment so it can make a larger variety of tires.

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Information from: The News-Sentinel, http://www.news-sentinel.com/ns

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