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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.

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Previous | Published January 16, 2018

What is the top story from tire and automotive service industry in 2017?

Icahn Automotive buys more than 225 retail and two other franchise groups with nearly 1,000 locations.
36% (44 votes)
Nokian and Triangle announce plans to build tire plants in North America, while Hankook and Giti officially open their N.A. plants.
22% (27 votes)
Love’s Travel Stops open 36 travel stops, acquire Speedco and the establish a retread business unit.
11% (13 votes)
Tire manufacturers hike prices as raw material prices fluctuate.
17% (20 votes)
K&M expands into New England by acquiring MotoStar.
4% (5 votes)
eBay Motors launches tire installation service for U.S, as well as automotive technician search service.
10% (12 votes)
Total votes: 121
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