DAYTON, Tenn. — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is ceasing production for at least two weeks at its plant in Dayton, starting March 27, in order to safeguard the well-being of Nokian Tyres employees and the Southeast Tennessee community amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
Nokian said it will evaluate the situation as it unfolds in order to set a date to reopen. The factory's leadership team will monitor all developments, as well as Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines.
"The safety of our team and our community is our most important priority," Dayton Factory Operations Director Peter Chia said. "That's why we are taking this proactive step during this challenging time."