The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) welcomed Hankook Tire America as its newest member. The USTMA Board of Directors unanimously approved the company’s membership at the association’s fall Board of Directors meeting.
Tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S are eligible for USTMA membership. Hankook recently began tire production at its new Clarksville, Tenn. facility. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Nashville, Tenn.
“We are excited to have Hankook join the ranks of our organization,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO. “Hankook’s investment in the United States is a testament to opportunities for growth and prosperity in the U.S. tire manufacturing industry. The local and state economy also will see great benefit in jobs, economic output and community involvement that are hallmarks of our industry’s footprint.”
“We are looking forward to participation in USTMA as a full tire manufacturer member,” said Hosung Suh, Hankook Tire America Corp. president. “We appreciate the opportunity to add our voice to the U.S. tire manufacturing community through USTMA and look forward to working with the organization to strengthen our industry.”
USTMA’s members: Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Hankook Tire America Corp., Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc., Michelin North America, Inc., Pirelli Tire North America, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. and Yokohama Tire Corporation.