Titan International Inc. says it will maintain normal manufacturing operations “in order to support the food and agriculture industry.

“The decision to remain in operation comes with great responsibility to protect the company's employees,” say Titan officials.

“In addition to practicing social distancing and preventative measures to reduce the spread of germs within its facilities, the company remains dedicated to upholding its own internal safety and cleanliness protocols.

“Titan is taking additional precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and local governments.”

"Titan is proud of our role in the nation's food supply chain, especially in challenging times like this with the coronavirus pandemic now hitting most communities across the U.S.," says Paul Reitz, Titan President and CEO. "The tires and wheels we manufacture are on many types of equipment that farmers use to plant, maintain and harvest crops."

The Titan facilities maintaining normal operations are in Des Moines, Iowa; Freeport and Quincy, Ill.; Bryan, Ohio; Jefferson, Ga.; and Union City, Tenn.

"Currently, we are not experiencing infrastructure or supply chain issues that could impact the fulfillment of customer orders in the United States,” noted Reitz. “We continue to monitor this extremely fluid and unprecedented situation and will keep our customers and dealers informed of any updates or changes."