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Goodyear Closing Ontario Plant

Spokesman says reason for the Collingwood, Ont., plant closure β€” tentatively set for Nov. 30 β€” is a lack of demand for rubber hoses.

COLLINGWOOD, Ont. β€” November 30 has been set as the tentative date for the closure of the Goodyear plant in Collingwood, Ont.
Spokesman Skip Sherer says the date isn't set in stone because the plant will stay open until all customer orders are filled.
The plant makes rubber hoses, mainly for the auto industry, and Sherer says a lack of demand is the key reason for the closure.
Sherer says 30-day notices have been sent to the 165 workers and only six have accepted an offer to transfer to the Owen Sound Goodyear plant.
The Goodyear engineered products division was bought last summer by private equity firm The Carlyle Group.
In late July, workers at the Goodyear plant in Owen Sound voted in favor of a new contract to keep the plant open until at least 2012.
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