Giti marks start of production at US plant

Richburg, South Carolina – South Carolina governor Henry McMaster and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. president and CEO Greg Foran were on hand to help Giti Tire Group mark the start of production at the firm’s $560 million, 1.7 million-sq.-ft. Richburg tire plant and distribution centre.

The plant, announced originally in early 2015, is scheduled to produce several hundred thousand Dextero-branded passenger tires for Wal-Mart. Production should ramp up to several million passenger and light truck tires in 2018, according to Giti Tire (USA) Ltd.

Giti Tire Group chairman…

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