What started as her husband’s dream of opening a tire shop became Elizabeth Tucker’s life and passion. Now with her grandson as her partner in business, Big T Tire has grown and proven itself over the years
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. plans to expand its tire production capacity in the U.S. and Malaysia. The company plans to add new buildings and equipment to further expand the production capacity at its Georgia tire plant and Malaysian tire plant in order to align with the “Mid-term ’17” business strategy.
Sentury Tire is opening a $530 million manufacturing facility in LaGrange, Ga. “We are very happy to select LaGrange to the location of our North American manufacturing,” said Rami Helminen, Sentury Tire executive vice president. “The education systems and high quality workforce complement our leading edge technology in the production and research and development. We
Kumho Tire Co. celebrated the opening of its first U.S. production facility in Macon, Ga., on May 2. The celebration included a ribbon cutting, plant tours and a tree planting ceremony. Several local, state and federal officials, as well as Kumho executives, were on hand for the ceremony. “North America is home to one
Kumho Tire Co. celebrated the opening its first U.S. production facility in Macon, Ga., on May 2. The celebration including a ribbon cutting, plant tours and tree planting ceremony. Several local, state, and federal officials, as well as Kumho executives were on hand for the ceremony. “North America is home to one of the world’s
Tire Discounters has opened its 100th store location. The new store, located in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., is the first location for Tire Discounters in the state. “We are extremely proud and thankful to reach this great milestone,” said Chip Wood, founder and chairman of Tire Discounters. “Our faithful customers have been integral to our consistent
Officials are investigating an incident in which a construction worker suffered serious injuries at the Kumho Tire USA Inc. plant in Macon, Ga., on Thursday, local media reports. Kumho has met with the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration as the agency investigates what caused the 19-year-old construction worker to fall from a
Kumho Tire USA has relocated its corporate headquarters from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to Atlanta. The relocation will help Kumho streamline communication and cooperation within the company by placing its management team and its support team near its new U.S. factory and distribution center. Kumho’s new plant is opening just south of Atlanta in Macon, Ga.
Bekaert has officially reopened its bead wire production plant in Rome, Georgia. The plant was temporarily shut down after a fire in November 2014 caused structural damage. Reconstruction was finalized June 2015 and the plant is now equipped with state-of-the-art, high-performance bead wire production lines, the company said. Over the past months, Bekaert has done