The need for more luxury SUV tires, means more jobs at the Kelly Springfield Plant in Tyler. Parent company Goodyear has announced it will expand the production of it's "Assurance with ComforTred" tire line.
The expansion will make the Tyler plant the top producer of the popular tire. Company officials aren't sure how many jobs the expansion will create, but say they will be filled by workers laid off last year.
Just 90 of the more than 200 workers remain off the job. Plant managers say the new production line means they could add even more jobs in the future.