Japan-based Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc.will invest $371 million to expand its current facility in White, Georgia, creating 650 new jobs during the next four years in Bartow County.
The expansion of TNA will add 700,000 square feet to its current 2-million-square-foot manufacturing plant by the end of 2017. At the same time, TNA will expand the warehousing footprint by 30 percent. These expansions will significantly increase the company’s production and warehousing capacity to meet the growing demand within North America. Once completed, the expanded facility will continue to manufacture premium light truck and passenger car tires.
“We are proud to manufacture tires for North America, in North America,” said Jim Hawk president, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc. “This plant, and the people who work in it, play an important role in supporting consumers and our dealers as the demand for our products continues to grow. This fourth expansion will help us answer that demand.”
“Georgia’s strong automotive manufacturing sector helps innovative companies such as Toyo Tire,” Gov. Nathan Deal said. “The company’s commitment to Georgia over international competition speaks to the high level of our pro-business climate and solid relationship with our international partner, Japan. I have no doubt that this state-of-the-art manufacturing company will continue to grow in the industry.”
The Bartow-Cartersville Joint Development Authority assisted with the Toyo Tire expansion, along with Georgia Department of Economic Development.
“It is no surprise that Toyo Tire would choose to expand its facility in Georgia,” said Chris Carr, Commissioner of GDEcD. “Our advanced workforce and No. 1 business climate create the ideal location for a fast-growing company to increase production and remain competitive.”