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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More layoffs in Fort Smith UPDATE

Posted By on Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 4:05 PM

Rheem will cut 180 jobs, or about 12 percent of its workforce, in Fort Smith because of a drop in orders.

UPDATE: Rep. Steve Harrelson's Under the Dome blog is reporting that 1,400 jobs at Cooper Tire in Texarkana could be on the chopping block as the company reviews four U.S. plants for possible shutdown. Two are union, including Texarkana, the suggestion being that one of those is likeliest to go. Surely it's cheaper to operate in Texarkana than in Findlay, Ohio.

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