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Continental Produces 10 Millionth Tire at Russia Plant

Continental Ag celebrated the production of its 10 millionth tire at its tire plant in Kaluga, Russia this month, just five years after the start of production.

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Cooper’s Tupelo, Clarksdale Plants Recognized for Environmental Commitment

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) have recognized Cooper Tire & rubber Co.’s Tupelo and Clarksdale, Miss., plants as members of its environmental stewardship enHance initiative.

Nokian Building Plant In Tennessee

Nokian Tyres is building its first North America-based plant in Tennessee. The plant represents a $360 million investment from the tiremaker and is set to break ground in Dayton, Tenn., in early 2018.

S.C. Recognizes Bridgestone Facility for Safety

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations has recognized Bridgestone Americas Inc.’s off-road radial tire manufacturing facility in Aiken County, S.C., for its commitment to safety.

Apollo Opens New Plant Near Budapest, Sets Sights on U.S.

As part of its commitment to global expansion, Apollo Tyres Ltd. celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Hungary and eyes the U.S. as its next stop.

Conti Selects Greenfield Site for Thailand Plant

Continental AG has selected a greenfield site for its latest plant in the Province of Rayong in Thailand. The investment will cost roughly €250 million.

GRI Breaks Ground on New Specialty Tire Plant

GRI (Global Rubber Industries) broke ground on the construction of its newest specialized tire plant in Badalgama, Sri Lanka.

Bridgestone Shuffles Plant Leadership

Bridgestone Americas has made changes at its passenger, light truck and OTR facilities in Aiken County, S.C. Tim Painter will head up Aiken PSR plant, while Adam Barfoot will head Aiken ORR. Painter, former operations manager for the company’s LaVergne, Tenn., facility has been named the new plant manager in Aiken PSR. He replaces Fran

Report: Goodyear Looking to Invest $184M in Topeka Plant

According to local media, government officials have confirmed Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. is interested in investing an additional $184 million in its Topeka plant. On Wednesday, a group of Topeka and Shawnee County governing body members were initially going to review a proposal from Goodyear for help finance improvements at the Topeka plant by providing incentives totaling $368,000

Conti to Expand China Tire Plant

Continental AG plans to expand its Heifi, China, tire plant after signing a long-term option to purchase additional real estate. “In line with our long-term growth strategy, Vision 2025, we have been very systematic in expanding production capacities at our Hefei plant in China,” said Burkhardt Koeller, chairman of the management board of Continental Reifen Deutschland

Michelin Building $510 Million Plant in Mexico

After reports of Michelin eyeing Mexico for a new plant, the tiremaker has announced it will invest $510 million to build a plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, that will produce high-performance passenger car and light truck tires. “Michelin is building this plant to respond both to sharp growth in Mexico’s automobile market and to the confidence that the

Kumho Opens First US Facility in Georgia

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