Progress Continues on North Carolina Triangle Tire Plant Despite Hurricane

24 September 2018 | Source from Tire Review

A green field in North Carolina’s Edgecombe County has been transformed in preparation for construction of a massive Triangle Tire plant which will ultimately produce a total of six million tires — 5 million passenger/light truck tires and one million commercial truck tires annually.

Aerial video at Triangle Tire plant site in NC showing heavy equipment at work on the site shows the progress that has been made since the December announcement and the sheer size of the site which totals 1,449 acres.

Company officials are pleased that the land on which the factory is to be built is free of water following the deluge from Hurricane Florence. The drainage worked perfectly and holding ponds did not overflow.

The company announced that funding has been secured and the first phase, a passenger/light truck tire manufacturing facility, 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,” said 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.”

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