Titan International Looks to Rescue Amiens Goodyear Plant

Earlier this week, Titan International made an offer of partial reestablishment of the Goodyear site in Amiens Nord. The plan would revive agricultural tire production, bringing 333 employees back to work for the next year. Belonging to Goodyear France, a subsidiary of U.S. firm Goodyear, this site was condemned to close in January following five […]

Goodyear Factory Closure in Amiens Sparks Protests

PARIS. – Violent clashes broke out between the workers of the Goodyear tire plant and riot police this Thursday March 7 in Amiens, France.  After five years of negotiations between the company and union workers, the plant finally decided to shut its doors.  The closure will result in the loss of close to 1,200 jobs. […]

Montebourg Clashes With Titan

On Tuesday, February 19, the French newspaper Les Echos triggered a clash between the French government and the tire company Titan with the publication of a polemical letter from its CEO, Maurice M. Taylor, Jr., known as “the Grizz.” In the letter, Taylor, former candidate for the Republican nomination in 1996, criticized the workers of […]