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Henry Dumortier, general manager of the France's US tyre manufacturer... News PhotoBeing Fired,Business,Closing,Crisis,Employment Issues,France,Goodyear - Brand-name,Hauts-de-Seine,Horizontal,Manager,Managing Director,Manufacturing,Paris - France,Portrait,Press Conference,Strike - Industrial Action,Talking,Tire,USAPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPHenry Dumortier, general manager of the France's US tyre manufacturer Goodyear, speaks during a press conference on January 31, 2013 in Rueil-Malmaison, out of Paris. Executives at a Goodyear tyre plant in Amiens, northern France, presented today a plan to close the site, which employs 1,173 workers. 'Closing the factory is the only option after five years of unsuccessful negotiations,' said a statement, which added that the plan had been presented to a works committee and would serve as the basis for further consultations with workers' representatives. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)