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Titan International Inc. is adding 10 new 130-inch cure presses at its plants in order to keep up with increasing demand for large radial farm tires.

Titan expects to install the presses by the end of the first quarter of 2009. If demand warrants, 10 more presses could be installed during the second quarter of 2009.

"The reason for this expansion in curing capacity is two fold," says Titan Chairman and CEO Morry Taylor. "One, Titan has promised its major customers that there should be no shortages of radial tires, and two, Titan believes that tire sizes will continue to grow."

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