Mitas reaches 100 truckload mark!
Mitas Tires North America Inc. loaded and expedited the 100th truckload of farm tires made in Charles City, Iowa, on Oct. 19, 2012.
“This delivery is intended for American farmers,” says President Pavel Charvat.
Some of Mitas’ tires from the Charles City plant are exported abroad. (Mitas’ Moscow sales office has confirmed that the first two containers of tires made in Iowa were delivered to customers in Russia.)
The plant began operations earlier this year.
“Mitas continues installing additional tire-building machines and curing presses,” says Charvat. “This week, Mitas has reached yet another milestone: It now employs 150 locals. By mid-2013, Mitas plans to have 237 full-time employees.”
By that time, the plant will have reached its full planned production capacity of 13,500 metric tons of tires a year. Mitas is one of three American radial farm tire makers in the United States. The others are Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Titan Tire Corp.
"This has been a very busy summer for us in Charles City,” says Charvat. "The company presented a contribution to the Community Foundation, the team volunteered at the Fourth of July parade, and Mitas hosted a street party in August."
Mitas is the North American subsidiary of Mitas a.s.