Firestone workers in Normal latest victims of poor economy


More workers will be out of a job next month, additional victims of a sliding economy.

Bridgestone Firestone will lay off 67 hourly workers at its off road tire plant in Normal on March 1st.

The layoffs include a small number of workers who build the company's 13-foot giant loader tires, but they primarily affect union workers who make the small to medium-sized tires.

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