- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A 72-year employee of the Goodyear-Gadsden plant has officially retired.

The Gadsden Times reports (https://bit.ly/1P8VhYd) Sid Richardson was joined by family, friends, former co-workers, Goodyear-Gadsden leadership and several others at a small celebration on Thursday at the USW Local 12 headquarters.

Ninety-year-old Richardson started working at the plant in 1943 at age 17. His original position was in the reclaim plant, which no longer exists.

He worked in seven departments during his career. His only break in service at the plant came from 1944 to 1947 when he served in the U.S. Army.

Goodyear-Gadsden Manufacturing Director Gordon Linkous offered best wishes, congratulations and thanks for his services on behalf of over 1,500 employees at the plant.

He described Richardson’s longevity as something that’ll be “extremely difficult to duplicate.”

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Information from: The Gadsden Times, https://www.gadsdentimes.com

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