Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. will reopen its consumer tire plant in White, Ga., on May 3.
"Production will be ramped up gradually and our plan is to bring back all of our employees on a revised shift schedule," according to a statement from Toyo that was issued this afternnon.
"To ensure the health and safety of all of our employees, we have instituted measures at all Toyo Tire facilities in accordance with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The plant provides employment to approximately 2000 Georgia residents."
When running at full capacity, the plant can build 46,500 units per day, according to MTD research.
"We are pleased to be able to continue to fulfill demand for the Toyo and Nitto brand tires from our loyal customers, many of whom serve as essential service providers during this challenging period. We thank them for their support, which has enabled us to reopen our Georgia plant.
"Our customer service center, logistic team, and distribution centers continue to remain open for business."