GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. received a US Manufacturing Award from Walmart for its strong commitment to produce American made tires that is expected to employ 1,700. The Giti Tire plant in Chester County, SC, has now begun producing passenger and light truck tires for the US market.
Giti Tire welcomed U.S. Senator Tim Scott yesterday for a tour of the company’s new 1.7 million square-foot facility located in Chester County.
Chester County’s new day began Monday, when Giti Tire’s Enki Tan, Gov. Nikki Haley and Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey – flanked by large video screens and a dais that included more company, state and local officials, as well as Singapore’s ambassador to the United States – unveiled the company’s name and elephant logo. Soon after, workers removed the covers from Giti tires ringing the porch of the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg.
Giti Tire executives joined Governor Haley along with State and Chester County officials today in announcing the plan to build a new tire manufacturing plant to meet growing demand in the North American market. The $560 million facility will be located in Chester County and is expected to generate 1,700 new jobs over the next 10 years.