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Nokian Tire begins commercial production at Tennessee factory

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Nokian Tires announced it has begun producing tires for commercial sale at its North American factory in Dayton, Tennessee.

The production date took place on schedule, and the company plans to steadily increase volume throughout the year.

“The start of commercial production at the Dayton Factory is a significant milestone for our customers and employees,” said Nokian Tyres President and CEO Hille Korhonen. “We are eager to provide North American drivers with a larger volume of high-quality tires as we grow our relationships with our partners.”

The 830,000-square foot complex is one of the most advanced tire production facilities in the industry. It uses highly automated and sustainable processes, choice ingredients and a vibrant employee culture to craft premium all-season and all-weather tires tailored to the needs of North American drivers.

Nokian Tyres will ultimately employ as many as 400 workers at the facility 40 miles north of Chattanooga. Currently, just over 100 team members work at the factory.

“The Dayton factory is a vital growth driver for us in North America, and we’re glad it remains on track to deliver premium value to our customers and drivers,” said Senior Vice President, Americas Mark Earl. “It will enable us to shorten delivery lead times, satisfy rising demand for our products and help the Southeast Tennessee community grow in the process.”

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