Kelly Tire Announces Layoffs

Kelly Tire in Tyler will cut 200 jobs before Thanksgiving. The layoffs were announced Wednesday afternoon.

Kelly Springfield says the cuts are necessary while the factory retools to make larger tires. Kelly must stop producing 11,000 small tires a day. That means eliminating 200 jobs by November 14th.

After the plant converts to producing larger tires, Kelly hopes to add back 5,000 large tires per day by next March.