Du Pont will no longer produce industrial nylon at its Spruance plant in Richmond, VA. The plant's industrial nylon facilities were significantly damaged during a fire in early November and will not be rebuilt. There were no injuries as a result of the fire and no other production facilities were damaged. The plant produced nylon for rubber reinforcement primarily for the tire market. The decision not to rebuild is based on a declining demand for nylon tire yarns in North America, available production capacity at other locations and significant costs to repair the facilities. Approximately 400 jobs will be eliminated.
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|Title Annotation:||discontinues nylon tire yarn production in Virginia|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 1992|
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