Toyo breaks ground for tyre plant in Georgia

WHITE, Georgia. (Oct. 20)–Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has broken ground for its $150 million U.S. passenger tire plant near Cartersville, Ga., putting the project on schedule for production startup by the first quarter of 2006.

The 1.03 million-sq.-ft. facility, on a 150-acre site in rural Bartow County northwest of Atlanta, will have an initial annual production capacity of 2 million passenger and light truck/sport-utility vehicle tires.

Toyo Tire North America Inc., a newly created subsidiary, will own and operate the Georgia plant, which will employ…

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