DAYTON, Tenn.—What began as a barren piece of land in the foothills of Southeastern Tennessee now has more than 400 workers making passenger and light truck tires around the clock.
Nokian Tyres P.L.C., which broke ground on its first U.S. plant in September, 2017 and dedicated it in October, 2019, announced today that it has completed the hiring of 125 additional workers at the facility in Dayton, ending a three-month process to complete its staff.
Nokian now employs more than 475 workers at the $360 million factory, as it prepares to double production there to 4 million tires annually by 2024.
The Nokia, Finland-based tire maker announced the news as part of a tour of its plant with the tire trade press July 26-28..
"Nokian Tyres sets out to be an employer of choice in Southeast Tennessee, and our new hires are joining a vibrant and successful team," Dayton Factory Operations Director David Korda said.
"We remain impressed by the quality of the workforce in Southeast Tennessee, and we are eager to help our team members grow their careers as we grow our production capacity."