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Nokian Tyres to build plant in Rhea County
Pictured is an artist rendering of the Nokian Tyres factory to be built in Rhea County. Ground was broken on the facility on Wednesday with the plant projected to have 400 employees who produce passenger, SUV and light truck tires for the North American market.
New industries – and more jobs – continue to cascade into Warren County and communities around the state.Locally, Benchmark Trailers opened a new facility in Morrison this summer, with two other companies announcing plans to become operational in Warren County this fall.Union Corrugating Company, which manufactures metal roofing, is in the process of opening a production facility in the old S&S Industries building in Morrison.Mech Tech Inc., an Italian company that specializes in molds for tile flooring, is moving in equipment for its upcoming facility in McMinnville. Both companies say they could begin production as early as October.The big news this past week comes from Rhea County where officials broke ground on Wednesday for a Nokian Tyres facility located in Dayton. It will be Nokian Tyres first manufacturing facility in North America with a projected output of 4 million tires a year.The site will also house a distribution facility with a storage capacity of 600,000 tires.