Toyo Tire North America (TNA), located in White, Ga., has broken ground on a 700,000-square-foot addition to its current 2 million-square-foot tire manufacturing plant. The warehouse portion of the facility will also be expanded by 323,000-square feet in order to accommodate the increasing demand for Toyo Tires and Nitto brand premium light truck and passenger car tires.
Parent company, Toyo Tire & Rubber, is investing $371 million in the TNA expansion over the next four years. This investment will result in the creation of 650 new jobs in Georgia.
The state-of-the-art TNA manufacturing facility first broke ground in 2004 and features a proprietary automated production system called A.T.O.M. (Advanced Tire Operation Module). The first tire rolled off the line in early 2006 when the company employed a staff of 81 people. It has since undergone three expansion projects, more than doubling the size of the facility and now employing a staff of more than 1,000.