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10 Years and Counting: Pirelli Celebrates in Georgia

Pirelli Tire North America celebrated its 10th anniversary as a resident of Rome, Ga., this week, and announced on-going support for the city’s history museum. Rafael Navarro (left), PTNA vice president of communications, and Paolo Ferrari, chairman and CEO, unveil the first tire produced at the tiremakers plant in Rome, Ga., now on permanent display at the Rome Area History Museum.

The tiremaker moved its U.S. and Canada headquarters to Rome in 2002 in a 400,000-square-foot facility that included the company’s automated MIRS tire production system. Since then, some of PTNA’s business operations have shifted to New York City, but the 127-acre facility still serves as it’s manufacturing base, home to one of Pirelli’s five global R&D centers, and as “headquarters for Pirelli’s NAFTA Region.”

“The operation we have here in Rome is a key part of our premium and original equipment strategy looking forward as it provides us the flexibility to be responsive to customer needs and produce short runs with high quality and uniformity,” said Chairman and CEO Paolo Ferrari. “We’ve done great things here in Rome and I look forward to continuing that tradition.”

PTNA commemorated its 10-year anniversary by becoming a partner in the Rome Area History Museum and inaugurating an exhibit that includes the first tire produced at the Rome plant.

The tirmaker said it “plans to maintain an active presence in the community in initiatives that are closely tied to education and environmental awareness as delineated by its corporate social responsibility charter.”

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