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Titan Tire Plans To Create 300 Jobs In Union City

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UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Titan Tire plans to create 300 jobs by year's end at its Union City, Tenn., plant at the location of the former Goodyear Tire & Rubber facility.

Titan Tire chairman Bill Campbell told the Union City Daily Messenger that the plant will produce and redistribute materials to other company facilities.

The plant will squeeze rubber onto nylon and polyester and blend rubber and steel strands used as tire belts, he said.

Titan Tire purchased the Goodyear plant for $9 million last September after it shut down earlier in the year. The 43-year-old Goodyear plant, with 1,800 employees, was Obion County's largest employer with workers from West Tennessee and western Kentucky.

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