Groundbreaking held for Hankook’s US tyre plant

15th October 2014 | 0 Comments
 
Groundbreaking held for Hankook’s US tyre plant
At the groundbreaking ceremony (l to r): Gwon Ho Song, head of Hankook Tire’s Production Technology Department; Heidi Smith, VP of the Tennessee Valley Authority; Commissioner Bill Hagerty of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; Mayor Kim McMillan of Clarksville; Hyun Shick Cho, president and CEO of Hankook Tire Worldwide; Governor Bill Haslam, State of Tennessee; Seung Hwa Suh, vice-chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire; Senator Lamer Alexander (Tennessee) Young Jin Jang, Minister Counselor from Korea’s embassy to the US; Mayor Jim Durrett of Montgomery county; Wally Crow, chairman of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board

Construction work has officially begun on Hankook Tire’s new factory in the United States following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the plant site in Clarksville, Tennessee on 9 October. The new facility, which is expected to begin operation in 2016 and will reach a production capacity of 12 million units, is Hankook’s eighth production facility worldwide and first in North America.

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