Nokian Tires announced it has begun construction on a world-class administration building at its new factory in Dayton, Tennessee.
Complete with meeting spaces, offices, a gym, garden and other premium amenities, the facility is intended to reinforce the company’s life-driven culture while providing everything its employees need to be successful.
“Our administration building is another example of our desire to be the employer of choice in Southeast Tennessee,” said Dayton Factory Operations Director Peter Chia. “In addition to taking care of our workers’ practical business needs, we want this facility to give them space to thrive.”
Nokian Tires is partnering with EMJ Construction to construct the facility, which is scheduled for completion in mid-2020. Work on the adjacent production complex is largely complete; trial production began in early July, and commercial tire production remains on schedule for early next year.
“As a Tennessee-based company we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Nokian Tires,” said Chas Torrence, EVP, EMJ Construction. “Nokian Tires is a best-in-class brand and manufacturer. We’re proud to partner with the company during its exciting growth and expansion in North America.”
“We are going above and beyond to provide our team members with a premium place to work,” said Nokian Tires Construction Manager David Korda. “In my years of experience helping oversee industrial construction projects, this is among the most impressive facilities I have encountered.”
Once capacity reaches four million tires per year, the factory will employ as many as 400 people, from production operators to engineers, managers and specialists in several core business areas.