TARBORO, N.C. — Triangle Chairman Ding Yuhua and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Dec. 19 that the tire maker would be building two new plants near Rocky Mount, N.C.
Phase 1 of the nearly $580-million investment will begin in 2018 with a groundbreaking on a passenger and light truck plant, with an expected capacity of 5 million tires per year.
The second facility, which will sit alongside the passenger tire plant, is expected to produce 1 million truck/bus tires per year.
In addition to a news conference held at Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro, state and local representatives joined Triangle officials to celebrate the announcement at the governor's mansion.
With the year at its halfway point, what is your “mid-year tire report?”
|It's been a great six months. Hopefully business continues to boom in the second half.||
30% (27 votes)
|We're holding our own. Up some months, down others.||
35% (31 votes)
|Business is slow. Hoping it picks up in the last half of the year.||
16% (14 votes)
|We're doing OK, but we're concerned about tariffs and other economic factors.||
19% (17 votes)
|Total votes: 89|