WASHINGTON—With its U.S. manufacturing plant in operation, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is the latest tire manufacturer to join the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.
Only tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S are eligible for USTMA membership. The USTMA Board of Directors unanimously approved Giti's membership at the association's spring Board of Directors meeting.
Giti began tire production at its Richburg, S.C., facility in October of last year.
Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO, said, "Giti's investment in adding operations in the U.S. is a demonstration of the strength and appeal of this market."
Beside Giti, USTMA's members include: Bridgestone Americas Inc.; Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.; Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.; Goodyear; Hankook Tire America Corp.; Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc.; Michelin North America Inc.; Pirelli Tire North America; Sumitomo Rubber Industries Inc.; Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.; and Yokohama Tire Corp.