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Goodyear Chooses Forney for New Facility

Author: 
Kyle Rouvaldt

October 17, 2018

FORNEY, TX During the October 16 City Council meeting, the council was informed that the Goodyear Tire Company, the multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898, has selected a site for a new distribution center in the City of Forney. 

“We are very excited to welcome one of the nation’s most recognizable brands to Forney. Their role as a leader in commerce continues to evolve and we look forward to being part of their innovation in the distribution of good and services,” said Forney City Manager Tony Carson. 

The state-of-the-art 1.2 million square-foot-facility will be located at the southwest corner of South Gateway Boulevard and U.S. Highway 80. The distribution center is anticipated to create at least 160 full-time positions, which would make Goodyear one of the major employers in the City of Forney. 

The effort to bring this employer to Forney has been a joint partnership with the Forney Economic Development Corporation (FEDC), Hillwood Properties, Petro-Hunt, the City Council and many departments within the City. 

Warren Ketteman, Executive Director of the FEDC added, “We’re thrilled about the opportunity to bring such an iconic company to Forney. Goodyear is the most innovative tire manufacturer and distributer; this mirrors the efforts of the City and FEDC to continue to innovate for the benefit of our residents.” 

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