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By TT News| Jul 22, 2021

Nokian Tyres Expands To 24/7 Production At Dayton Factory

Nokian Tyres has expanded to round the clock production at its Dayton, Tennessee factory.

The company has added a fourth production shift by hiring around 150 members since the start of 2021 to achieve 24/7 production at the factory. The addition of the fourth shift is in line with the company's long-term plans to manufacture four million tyres annually and employ up to 400 workers once the facility reaches total capacity.

In addition to expanding production, the facility also received ISO 14001 certification, validating the plant's strict environmental standards. It is also the only tyre production facility in the world to hold a LEED v4 Silver certification.

Talking about the production expansion, David Korda, Operations Director, Dayton Factory, said, "Adding third and fourth production shifts allows us to keep pace with production goals that will help us grow our presence in North America. We're pleased with the quantity and quality of workers we've added this year, and we're eager to help them thrive as our company grows."

Commenting on the ISO 14001 certification, Darren Bakkestuen, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, Dayton Factory, said, "ISO 14001 certification is another testament to the fact that we are one of the most sustainable tyre manufacturers in the world. It's pretty rare that we got through the assessment without any major findings." (TT)

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