Media release: Gov. Nathan Deal today Tuesday that Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer and seller of radial tires for passenger vehicles and light trucks, will create more than 150 jobs and invest over $138 million in Cartersville. New jobs will include positions in production, support and administration.
“As the No. 1 state for business, Georgia offers the strategic resources necessary to retain dynamic companies and support industry leaders in long-term growth,” said Deal. “Toyo Tires is a valued member of Georgia’s family of innovative automotive manufacturers and suppliers, and it’s clear that the company’s leadership recognizes the benefits of operating in our competitive economic environment. By choosing Cartersville over international competition, Toyo Tires will continue to hire from Georgia’s talented workforce and utilize our highly connected transportation infrastructure to reach its growing customer base. We appreciate Toyo Tires’ commitment to creating even more quality jobs here in Georgia and look forward to further strengthening our partnership in the years to come.”
Through a two-phase expansion, Toyo Tires will construct a 254,000-square-foot facility with an annual production capacity of 2.4 million passenger vehicle tires. Upon completion of the expansion, Toyo Tires will employ approximately 2,100 Georgia residents.
“The level of cooperation from the State of Georgia and Bartow County over the years continues to exceed our expectations,” said Don Bunn, president of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. “Toyo Tires is proud to be a member of the Georgia business community and strives to show its appreciation by being a great place to work and by supporting community organizations throughout the state.”
In 2016, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. became the Toyo Tires Group’s largest manufacturing operation with an annual production capacity of 11.5 million tires.
“Bartow County was fortunate to be selected as Toyo Tires’ home years ago, and we are honored each time they choose to invest again,” said Bartow County Sole Commissioner Steve Taylor. “We strive for long-term partnerships with our industries and this partnership has been incredibly successful. Toyo Tires certainly has had a significant impact on Georgia’s automotive sector and Bartow’s economy, with many accolades to show for it. I especially appreciate their corporate citizenship. For example, they have offered donations and volunteer hours to our schools, environmental causes, and our citizens in need. A significant example is the company’s annual commitment to provide food for the community during the holiday season. All in all, they’re just great neighbors, and it’s a pleasure to support the company’s growth again.”
The state-of-the-art Toyo Tires manufacturing facility began operations in 2006 and features a proprietary Advanced Tire Operation Module production system. The location of the facility was chosen to enhance distribution and inventory availability to meet the increasing demands for Toyo and Nitto tires sold through Toyo Tires’ expanding network of retailers.
Georgia Department of Economic Development Director of Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment Lindsay Martin represented the Global Commerce Division in partnership with the Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development and Georgia Power.
“Toyo Tires is an outstanding example of an international manufacturer that has found rapid success in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Once again, Toyo Tires and Bartow County have proven to be a winning team, and I look forward to their continued success in Georgia.”
About Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.
Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. It is responsible for the production of both the Toyo Tires and Nitto tire brands. Toyo Tires maintains its commitment to innovation, quality, performance and excellent customer service. In recent years, significant and continuous investments have been made in its facility in White, Georgia, to produce high-quality tires. The company’s tire portfolio covers a broad range of applications, including high-performance racing-inspired tires, rugged off-road tires for light trucks and SUVs, luxury touring tires, and tires for truck and bus applications. Toyo Tires was named the 2016 Georgia Automotive Supplier of the Year by GDEcD.