Goodyear to close Huntsville, Ala., plant-union

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CHICAGO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. , following marathon labor negotiations, will move ahead with plans to close its Huntsville, Alabama, tire plant by the end of the year, a union spokesman said on Wednesday. Goodyear's desire to close the Huntsville plant, which employs about 1,100 members of the United Steelworkers Union, had been a key stumbling block in the contract negotiations.

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