ERJ staff report (DS)
Quincy, Illinois -- Titan Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Titan International Inc., shipped its first giant 63-inch off-the-road (OTR) tyre and wheel assemblies on July 29, 2008. These tyres, each measuring nearly 4.3m tall and weighing approximately 5.6 tonnes, are being shipped to Canada's oil sands for use in mining applications.
â€œA lot of people in the industry doubted that Titan could build these giant tires in less than a year,â€ said Titan Chairman and CEO Maurice M. Taylor Jr. â€œI am happy to prove to them that we are committed to achieving the company's goals.â€
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Press release from Titan