Nokian Honored as Manufacturer of the Year in Chattanooga - Tire Review Magazine

Nokian Honored as Manufacturer of the Year in Chattanooga

Nokian Tyres says it received the award as a result of its commitment to safety, robust community efforts, sustainability achievements and innovations.

The Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association named Nokian Tyres its 2021 Company of the Year at its annual awards ceremony in Chattanooga in October. Nokian Tyres’ North American factory in Dayton, Tennessee, received the award as a result of its commitment to safety, robust community efforts, sustainability achievements and innovation, the company says.

Nokian Tyres opened the Dayton factory in 2019 and is growing production there, with full capacity of approximately four million tires per year expected once ramp-up is complete. Workforce at the factory has more than doubled in 2021, and Nokian Tyres continues to seek qualified workers to fill its growing number of positions, the company says.

More than 300 employees, 70% of whom live within a 20-mile radius of the factory, work in the highly automated facility. Nokian says it uses latest-generation technology and rigorous quality and safety standards to craft tires at the factory, which has earned ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification for its quality control and environmental practices, respectively.

The company was also recognized for its community engagement efforts. Local outreach includes a scholarship program for high-achieving students at Rhea County High School, sponsorship of Nokian Tyres Summer Nights – a summer concert series in Dayton – partnerships with educational institutions in the area, thousands of dollars in donations to non-profit organizations in Dayton and beyond.

You May Also Like

Firestone Airide Tennessee Plant Recognized for Safety

This is the facility’s fourth STAR award, reflecting the company’s and
teammates’ commitment to a safe and healthy work environment.

Firestone Airide, a division of Firestone Industrial Products Company, announced that the company’s Dyersburg, Tenn., manufacturing facility has received its fourth Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award.

The Volunteer STAR award recognizes the best-of-the-best in safety and health programming and performance. Patterned after the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program, the Volunteer STAR award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health.

Apollo Tyres Opens Digital Innovation Center in India

In partnership with the Telangana Government, Apollo Tyres announced the launch of a digital innovation centre in Hyderabad, India.

MEMA Announces New Structure and Brand

The realignment will allow the association to better serve members and prepare for the future of mobility.

restructure
RNR Tire Express Named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List

The RNR team is celebrating 10-plus years being named to the Franchise 500 list.

‘New Culture,’ Dealer Commitment to Fuel Nexen Tire’s Growth

Hear what Nexen Tire executives have to say about the tire industry, supply chain and what dealers can expect from the company this year.

Nexen-Tire-John-Hagan-exec-VP-Sales

Other Posts

Magna Tyres Brings Latest OTR Tire Range to ConExpo Show

The latest OTR tire products will be displayed on the Magna Tyres stand.

ALI Announces Digital Lifting Points Guide

ALI is offering a digital lifting points guide that covers vehicles from model years 2000 through 2023.

Goodyear and Gatik Demonstrate Goodyear SightLine Technology

Goodyear and Gatik demonstrated, in a proof of concept, intelligent tires powered by Goodyear SightLine technology.

Chapel Hill Tire Gives Back Through 12 Days of Kindness Initiative

Discounts, charity and giving back was how Chapel Hill Tire celebrated the holidays.