Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Toyo Tires will invest over $138 million in a new manufacturing facility in Cartersville. The plant will hire more than 150 new, full-time jobs.
“As the No. 1 state for business, Georgia offers the strategic resources necessary to retain dynamic companies and support industry leaders in long-term growth,” said Deal. “Toyo Tires is a valued member of Georgia’s family of innovative automotive manufacturers and suppliers, and it’s clear that the company’s leadership recognizes the benefits of operating in our competitive economic environment. By choosing Cartersville over international competition, Toyo Tires will continue to hire from Georgia’s talented workforce and utilize our highly connected transportation infrastructure to reach its growing customer base.”
Toyo’s has had a state-of-the-art facility in Bartow County since 2006, which features their proprietary Advanced Tire Operation Module (ATOM) production system. The ATOM process is designed for multiproduct, small-lot production and helps Toyo to reduce the factory’s production footprint and shorten manufacturing lead times. In 2016 Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. became Toyo Tires Group’s biggest manufacturing operation, producing over 11.5 million tires annually.
Toyo Tire plans to build the new, 254,000 square foot facility in Cartersville, with an expected annual production capacity of 2.4 million tires for light trucks and passenger cars. The location of the new facility was selected due to the increasing number of distributors and retailers in the area.
“Toyo Tires is proud to be a member of the Georgia business community and strives to show its appreciation by being a great place to work and by supporting community organizations throughout the state,” said Don Bunn, president of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.
Upon completion, Toyo will employ over 2,100 people in the state of Georgia.