Suppliers

U.S. Senator Tim Scott Visits Giti Tire Plant

Posted on December 5, 2017
Se. Tim Scott, on left, talks with plant employees at the tire building section.
Se. Tim Scott, on left, talks with plant employees at the tire building section.

Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. welcomed U.S. Senator Tim Scott yesterday for a tour of the company’s new 1.7 million-square-foot facility in Chester County, S.C.

Sen. Scott got a crash course in tire making and manufacturing at Giti Tire’s newest and most advanced tire manufacturing facility.

“I found the Giti employees to be friendly and professional,” Sen. Scott said. “They are very happy to be here, and I can see why. It is a very clean and healthy environment … a great example of the future in manufacturing.”

In remarks at the plant, Sen. Scott said it was important for the U.S. to attract companies like Giti Tire, which want to invest in American manufacturing facilities.

Known for his pro-business approach, Sen. Scott said he was excited to hear that the plant is expected to create 1,700 local jobs once it reaches full capacity. “It’s a great time to be an American company,” he said. “Creating a pro-business environment like we have here in South Carolina is an important part of the equation in creating highly skilled and qualified jobs like they have here at the Giti Tire plant.”

The plant has begun producing passenger and light truck tires for the U.S. market. The company’s first manufacturing plant in the U.S. was announced in June 2014 and ground breaking began in 2015. The company celebrated a “Creating Jobs in America” event with Walmart in October 2017.

“It was a real honor to host Sen. Scott,” said Hank Eisenga, vice president of manufacturing for Giti Tire. “He spent a lot of time speaking with employees, and I believe got a good sense of what makes this plant so special – the combination of very dedicated people and world-class tire manufacturing technology. “

For more information, visit www.giti.com.

Related Topics: GITI Tire (U.S.A.) Ltd., New plant, Se. Tim Scott, tire plant

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Philips Xenon HID shipping cartons feature tamper-evident packing tape that reveals hidden text when the carton has been opened.
News Philips Program Aims to Eliminate Fraudulent Xenon HID Headlight Bulbs

Lumileds LLC has launched an initiative to combat fraudulent Xenon HID lighting products.

Yokohama's SmartWay-verified TY577 MC2 comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5
News Yokohama Releases TY577 MC2 Drive Tire

Yokohama Tire Corp. has launched a new fuel-efficient long-haul drive tire: the TY577 MC2. Now available in the U.S., the SmartWay-verified TY577 MC2 comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5, and is also offered in 16-ply construction.

News Find Out What You Need to Know When Importing Tires

When importing tires for sale into the United States, companies must consider a host of legal, regulatory and quality requirements. What do you need to know?

The Baja MTZP3 features a Four-pitch Sidebiter pattern designed to break up terrain for additional traction and protection.
News Mickey Thompson Adds High-Flotation Sizes to Its Baja Tires

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has expanded its off- and on-road Baja ATZP3 and Baja MTZP3 tire lines.

News All Truck Tire Shipments Will Be Way Up -- USTMA

While replacement light truck tire shipments are projected to drop 2% this year, LT original equipment shipments are expected to be way up -- 9.9%, according to the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).

News Tenneco Promotion Offers Consumers Holiday Savings on Ride Control Products

Tenneco Inc. is rewarding customers up to $80 for purchasing select Monroe or Rancho ride control products. The Monroe holiday consumer promotion runs Dec. 1, 2017 through Jan. 31, 2018.

News Cardone Will Build Distribution Center in Texas

Cardone Industries Inc. will begin building a distribution center in Harlingen, Texas, near the company’s current core processing facilities, in January 2018. Completion is set for December 2018.

News Icahn Buys New York City Auto Parts Supplier

Icahn Automotive Group LLC has purchased B.S.& F. Auto Parts Inc. in New York City from Joe Ferrer.

News Carlstar Will Raise Prices of Styled Wheels

Carlstar Group LLC will increase prices on its styled wheel products up to 8% effective on or before Feb. 1, 2018.

News Nokian Restructures Passenger Tires Business Unit

Nokian Tyres plc is restructuring its passenger tires business unit. The changes take effect Jan. 1, 2018.

News Epicor Sweepstakes Will Award Innova Scan Tools

Epicor Software Corp. will award 12 professional-grade Innova scan tools to automotive service businesses that rely on the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) solution. The sweepstakes runs through May 31, 2018.

News DuPaul Is In, Williamson Is Out at Myers

Chris DuPaul is the new group president of distribution for Myers Industries Inc. He replaced Alex Williamson, who left Myers "to pursue other opportunities," according to the company.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!