Giti Honors Students in Chester STEAM Competition

Giti Tire, a global leader in tire manufacturing, proudly announces the winners of its esteemed STEAM Competition in Chester County, where the North American manufacturing facility stands. This event underscores Giti Tire’s commitment to nurturing the region’s budding talent and fostering a passion for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education.

Winners include:

  • Elementary Division – Great Falls Elementary School
  • Middle School Division – Chester Middle School
  • High School Division – Lewisville High School

March 2024

Giti Tire Earns Chester Industry of the Year Award

Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) proudly received the esteemed Industry of the Year Award from the Chester County Chamber of Commerce, recognizing its exceptional contributions to the local community and its steadfast support for its employees. The award ceremony, held on March 14, 2024, marked a significant milestone for Giti Tire, highlighting its dedication to fostering growth and prosperity within Chester County.

Since its inception, Giti Tire has demonstrated a strong commitment to community engagement and employee welfare, embodying corporate responsibility. The company’s initiatives have left a lasting impact on the Chester County community, resonating through various philanthropic endeavors and educational programs.

March 2024

Giti and City of Chester 2nd Annual Back to School Drive

To kick off the 2023 school year, Giti Tire again partnered with The City of Chester in an annual back to school drive to collect school supplies and essentials for underprivileged children, helping to set them up for academic success

Partnering with the City of Chester Parks & Recreation team provided an opportunity to demonstrate Giti’s commitment to social responsibility and empower Giti employees to make a positive difference in their community.

August 2023

Giti Hosts 2nd Annual “Drift Along” Event

Soon after the tire smoke cleared at the Orlando Formula DRIFT event, the GT Radial drivers and teams headed to Richburg for the 2nd annual Drift Along event. On May 30 and 31, they provided exhilarating, heart-pumping rides to special guests and plant employees on a temporary course at the plant. The smiles on the faces as they climbed out of the passenger seats of the high-powered race cars told it all! Participating were approximately 50 local community and government leaders, GT Radial dealers, news media, local high school students and plant employees.

“The Drift Along event achieves many important objectives…” said GT Radial Motorsport Manager Mike Meeiem. “For our guests, it gives them a first-hand look at one of the world’s most advanced tire plants and creates a sense of pride that the plant is located right here in Richburg. For employees, it lets them experience and witness how the SX2 RS tires they produce perform at extremely high levels. And, of course, all participants enjoyed a thrill of a lifetime by getting to ride shotgun with some of the sport’s most accomplished drivers. Drift Along will certainly be back…”

May 2023

Giti 2023 Chester County Math & Science Awards

Giti announced its fifth Math & Science Competition student winners:

  • Elementary Division: Chester Park Elementary School of the Arts
  • Middle School Division: Lewisville Middle School
  • High School Division: Lewisville High School

Giti partnered with the Chester County School District to create Giti Math & Science clubs in schools across the area to help students develop valuable STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills. The clubs meet throughout the year, culminating with the annual contest.

March 2023

Giti Supports USO South Carolina Event 

USO South Carolina held their annual fundraising event on October 27th, and Giti contributed a set of tires for their cause. The USO is  the non-profit organization that provides a “home away from home” for active-duty service members and their families. The annual fundraiser allows the opportunity to raise money to provide meals, gifts and entertainment to service members and their families during the holidays. 

October 2022

Giti and City of Chester Annual Back to School Drive

To kick off this school year in good fashion, Giti Tire partnered with The City of Chester for our annual back to school drive. The drive kicked off with a special visit to the plant from The City of Chester Mayor, Ms. Wanda Stringfellow, and her team. She met with our CEO to discuss future partnerships with Giti Tire.

On August 6, the Giti engagement committee team met up at the City of Chester Aquatic and Fitness Center to assist with the Back to School Bash. There was music, food, refreshments and kids were even able to get their haircuts. Giti gave out over 300 bookbags filled with various school supplies for kids of all ages, and is very grateful to have the opportunity to continue to be a pillar in the community.

August 2022

Giti Annual Employee Health Fair at Richburg 

The EHS (Employee Health Services) Department at Giti Tire Manufacturing Richburg held its annual Employee Health Fair on June 14 & 15, 2020. The event, an open invitation to all associates to learn more about how to positively and proactively improve their personal health, with vendors and experts on-site to provide information and guidance.

11 different resources were on hand to assist Giti associates with their personal health challenges, covering health issues from lung cancer and cardiovascular health to fiscal health. Over 130 attended, with many taking advantage of a free on the spot health screening, including a full blood analysis. Both Giti and and resources held raffles or participants, with prizes varying from a Yeti backpack cooler to gift cards. We’re looking forward to serving even more associates at the 2023 Health Fair, already in the planning stages!

July 2022

Giti Farmer’s Market Keeps Growing

Giti Tire’s Engagement Committee hosted our 4th semi-annual community Farmer’s Market. This Free event included locally grown produce from our local farmers at Cotton Hill Farm and other non-perishable food items donated by our employees. We had a variety of fruit and vegetables including: beautiful yellow squash, bold green bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, sweet peaches, watermelons and cantaloupes, just in time for the summer weather. Farmer’s market participation has increased every time, starting with about 50 people, to now helping about 150 families, with 80% of the turnout being seniors.

Participants were very happy and appreciative of Giti’s efforts, especially with the current inflationary prices. Thanks to everyone that came out and supported our efforts in giving back to the community. We can’t wait for our next Farmer’s Market, that will be held in November.

June 2022

SC Students, Employees & Leaders Experience Drifting

A group of South Carolina high school students, plant employees and community leaders got the rare experience of riding shotgun with professional drift drivers at the Giti Tire plant as part of a community event hosted by Giti Tire.

It was a unique opportunity for students in the Chester County Career Center’s Automotive Technology Program to see the state-of-the-art facility and learn more about the tire manufacturing process firsthand. They also got to meet Formula DRIFT drivers and ride along with the drivers on a course set up outside the plant. The event also played an instrumental role in further enhancing pride among plant employees for their dedication in producing world-class, American-made passenger and light truck tires in Richburg.

May 2022

Giti Tire Attends Job Fairs at Winthrop and Gateway

Always interested in the opportunity to showcase Giti to the community and potential job candidates, Giti recently attended two local fairs at Winthrop University and the Gateway Conference Center.

Jay Kerosetz, Ray Silinski, and Ethan Pease represented Giti at the Winthrop University Career Fair. Alex Rankin and Ray Silinski also represented Giti at the Annual Spring Job Fair at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, hosted by SC Works and the Chester Economic Development Board. More than 20 companies and over 80 job seekers attended, with more than half visiting the Giti table. There were a variety of candidates from production to security to finance, and and Giti hopes to hire quite a few qualified candidates from the fair.

April 2022

SC Days: Creating Career Connections

Giti Tire was a presenter at a recent event to discuss the job and career opportunities they offer local high school students. Students, as well as their teachers, were invited to see and hear the presentations, and students had the opportunity to ask questions.

The virtual event hosted 440+ educators and individual students live throughout the day. More than 240 students and educators tuned in for the Giti session—

just one of many initiatives to recruit local talent and ensure that Giti has a workforce that can compete effectively with any tire plant anywhere.

March 2022

Giti 2022 Math & Science Awards

Giti sponsored its fourth Math & Science Competition, which encourages Chester County students to get hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology like 3D printing while inspiring them to develop a love of learning and problem-solving.


March 2022

Giti Team Members Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Giti plant team members donned Santa caps and got into the Christmas spirit when the company participated in the annual Christmas Parade hosted by the Richburg Fire Department. It’s one of the most popular community events of the year for local families, and Giti definitely plans to participate in the future.

December, 2021

Giti Supports the Chester Market

Giti is glad to support the Chester Market, where citizens buy produce from local farmers and crafts made by local artisans. It’s a win-win for the community!

November 2021

Kids Love the Chester Trunk or Treat

Watching the joy of children’s faces participating in the Chester Trunk or Treat event, sponsored by the City of Chester Police Department, was very rewarding for Giti team members. It was so much fun that the company will be supporting this event in the future.

October 2021

Giti Supports World Homeless Drive

One in every 588 Americans is facing homelessness. With winter approaching, Giti’s Engagement Committee partnered with United Way-Chester & Lancaster, GRASP, Fort Lawn Community Center, Christ Central Ministry and Chester Center of Hope in recognition of World Homeless Day on Oct. 10.

The organizations collected coats, hats, gloves and new/gently used warm clothing for all ages/both genders, as well as sleeping bags and blankets. Our goal is to provide an important resource for those experiencing homelessness – clean, fresh clothing and extra layers for the cold months ahead. We believe in doing our part to help the community and be a blessing to others.

October 2021

Giti Richburg Completes First 2021 Career Fair

Ray Silinski, Latoya Stewart, and Alex Rankin represented Giti Tire at the job fair at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, SC, hosted  by the Chester Economic Development Board and SC works. Over 150 job seekers were in attendance for the event, and more than 100 of them stopped by our table. We were able to speak to job seekers about the company, what we do, and the open positions that are currently available. As we only accept electronic applications, we urged them to visit our website to apply online.

Over 20 candidates were set up for interviews for the next day, while roughly 10 more were scheduled for interviews at a later time. It was a very successful job fair and we hope to have hired over 25 people from the job fair for positions such as production, maintenance, and quality assurance roles. The fair helped us find a number of qualified candidates that were actively seeking work, and we look forward to attending the next job fair that SC works and/or the Chester Economic Development Board hosts.

April 2021

Giti Participates in Clay Shoot

On April 22, Giti Tire Richburg participated in a clay shoot with the Chester Country Chamber of Commerce. This event was held in support of “Teacher Appreciation” with funds going to the teachers of the Chester County School District. Giti put together a team of four to compete against other Chamber members for a prize. Our team included Matt McManus, Tommy McManus, Artie Taylor, and Chase Reinhardt. The team shot a 351 to finish in 3rd place and were able to generate funds for a good cause in the community while having a great time.

April 2021

Easter Basket Competition

Giti partnered with the White Oak Senior Living Facility in Lancaster, SC for a “Build-a-Basket” competition. We reached out to White Oak to acquire a list of acceptable donation items, then provided each Giti department with a basket they could decorate and fill with goodies. Each basket was judged by the Engagement Committee for a trophy. Some departments also included extra baskets that were purchased by employees. The winning department was the Security Department.

In total, Giti donated 30 baskets to the facility. Administrator Ryan Heitkamp was on site for the delivery of the baskets by Human Resources Manager Tiffany Wynn. He graciously accepted them with the help of a few other employees.

“This is amazing! The residents are going to love these!” he said. “The fact that they are filled with items the residents can use daily makes this so much more special.”

April 2021

Giti Sponsors Chester Families for Christmas

Recent Christmases have been different for everyone. With the current COVID-19 pandemic situation still in place, a lot of families had to make different arrangements to see each other during the holidays. Then there were those families who were unable to do anything due to job loss or other unexpected life occurrences, and Chester County, SC was no exception. With a large percentage of families under the national household income average, and COVID rates rising, the need for help is obvious. That’s where the Giti Tire Engagement Committee stepped in.

The Committee saw the need within our community and  ran a newspaper ad asking for community members to nominate a family who was either affected by the pandemic or another sudden unexpected life change. The results were amazing! We received over 13 nominations. The stories touched all on an emotional level, and seven families were chosen.

The families were  invited to the Richburg plant to meet with  Engagement Committee members and Giti North America CEO Phang Wai Yeen. They were each given approximately $700 to use for household goods, food, Christmas gifts, or whatever they needed most. Each family was overjoyed with the kindness shown to them. Mr. Phang was also overjoyed at being given the opportunity to help the community which we call home. We look forward to a brighter year and stand ready to continue helping families in need in the Chester community.

December 2021

Giti Hosts Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market

On Saturday, November 21st, Giti Tire held a free Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market in downtown Chester, and the event was open to everyone in the community. Non-perishable food was donated by Giti employees at the Richburg plant, then set up for Chester residents to pick-up what they needed. We had a wide variety of canned goods, dry goods, soups, and even fresh produce available for free of charge to the Chester community.

The farmer’s market was open from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm which gathered a steady stream of residents who filled their bags with food. Everyone was very thankful to receive items they needed to feed their families this holiday season. The fresh produce was a highlight for many of them. We were proud to help our community in such a way that left a positive mark on everyone who attended.

November 2020

Giti Math & Science Awards

Giti partnered with the Chester County School District to create Giti Math & Science clubs in schools across the area to help students develop valuable STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills, culminating with an annual interscholastic contest.

April 2019

Giti 2018 Math & Science Awards

For the second year in a row, Giti Tire sponsored a Math and Science competition at the Chester County School District in South Carolina.

The entries were judged on April 10-11, and the winning teams were announced the evening of April 12, during an awards ceremony at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, SC.

April 2018

Giti USA Job Fairs

Giti USA participates in local Job Fairs, as well as implementing our own Giti USA Job Fairs.

April 2018

Giti 2017 Math & Science Awards

From a rotating solar panel to a vertical garden, students created some very innovative environmental solutions in the First Giti Math and Science Award Program for the Chester County School District in South Carolina.

Giti Tire officials announced the program at the groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s passenger and light truck tire plant presently under construction in Chester County. The contest, which required students to create an eco-friendly solution that can be used by the community, started at the beginning of the school year with math and science clubs being formed at 11 participating schools.

April 2017