BF Goodrich temporarily idling 500 workers

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A B.F. Goodrich Co. tire plant in the northeastern Indiana town of Woodburn will temporarily lay off as many as 500 of its workers for two months, according to The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne.

The layoff, which begins Nov. 1 and amounts to about 40 percent of the local work force, was forced by the weak economy, a union leader told the newspaper.

The Akron, Ohio, company posted similar notices at two plants it operates in Tuscaloosa and Opelika, Ala.


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