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As part of National Manufacturing Day in October, Cooper Tire held a series of events to promote careers in the industry

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Giti opens first US factory to meet increased North American demand

Operations are now underway at Giti Tire’s new production plant in Richburg, South Carolina – the company’s first in the USA. The new 1,700,000ft² facility is expected to create 1,700 local jobs.

For the remainder of 2017, it is estimated that around 100,000 units of Dextero branded tires will be manufactured for Walmart. In 2018, capacity is scheduled to reach several million tires, with more passenger and light truck sizes being added in the future.

In order to meet the growing demand of Walmart and the North American market, Giti Tire plans to invest US$560m and create new jobs in Chester County over the next decade.

“Our investment in this facility and its workforce demonstrates our firm commitment to North American customers. Chester County’s extensive infrastructure network, proximity to a major metropolitan area, and commitment to a highly-skilled workforce will support the company’s needs and growth for many years to come,” said Enki Tan, Giti Tire chairman.

October 11, 2017

Written by Rachel Evans


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