Triangle Tire USA says the site of its future U.S. tire plant has withstood its first big test — Hurricane Florence — and preparation work continues for the construction of its passenger and light truck tire factory.
The company says the 1,449 acre plot in Edgecombe County, N.C., is free of water following the deluge of the hurricane. " The drainage worked perfectly and holding ponds did not overflow."
An aerial video shows some of the work that's underway.
The first phase of the project, construction of a passenger and light truck tire plant, is expected to be completed by April 2020. The second phase will be a commercial truck tire factory. The factories will share a rubber mixing facility. Total project cost is estimated at $580 million.
“We’re excited to see progress being made on what promises to be one of the most technologically advanced tire plants in the world,” says Triangle Tire USA CEO Manny Cicero. “We’re also pleased to be making good progress on developing relationships with some of the industry’s top distributors and dealers.”
For more information about Triangle Tire USA, call 1-888-TIRE-745 (888-847-3745) or email [email protected].