WHITE, Ga.—Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. plans to add 200 employees at its passenger and light truck tire plant in White in response to increased production and ongoing investments at the factory.
The tire maker announced in 2008 that it was doubling the size of the facility as part of a $270 million investment over three to four years that would boost capacity to 5.2 million units by 2011.
Toyo now has completed the physical expansion of the plant and is increasing the number of tire building machines to enable it to reach that capacity level, according to a company spokeswoman.
The 1.8 million-sq.-ft. facility was opened in 2006 and currently employs about 650. The 200 jobs will be added through next July as new equipment arrives, she said.
Toyo is seeking multicraft maintenance technicians with programmable logic controller experience. Interested parties are asked to contact the Car-tersville Department of Labor in Car-tersville, Ga., for more information.
“Our future is bright thanks to the long-term commitment of Toyo Tires, a staff of dedicated team members and tremendous support from the great state of Georgia,” said Jim Hawk, president and CEO of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing.
The state named the company its Man- ufacturer of the Year in 2009 in the large company category.