Construction of Nokian Tyres' new distribution center in Dayton, Tenn., is on schedule. The facility is slated to open next summer.
It will have the capacity to hold up to 600,000 tires to help Nokian meet growing demand in North America.
"The foundation of the 350,000-square-foot facility is in place, crews have erected tilt walls and workers are completing installation of 240 tons of steel columns, joists and decking materials," say Nokian officials.
"Conveyor installation will begin this spring. The construction team has used 7,500 cubic yards of material sourced from the local market."
The distribution center sits next to Nokian's tire production plant in Dayton and will join the company's network of nine warehouses throughout the United States and Canada.
The Finland-based tiremaker produces all-season and all-weather tires at its Dayton plant.