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. “
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