Titan readies production at ex-Goodyear plant
Titan Tire will utilise the former Goodyear plant in Union City, Tennessee to produce and redistribute materials to other company facilities. Tire Review shares that Titan Tire chairman Bill Campbell told local media that the plant’s operation – polyester and blending rubber and steel strands used in tyre belts – will create 300 jobs by the end of 2012.
The 43-year-old Goodyear plant, with 1,800 employees, was previously the local region’s largest employer. Titan acquired the facility for US$9 million in September 2011.