SHOREWOOD, Ill. — Nokian Tyres L.L.C. opened a 507,000-sq.-ft. storage facility in mid-May in Shorewood, in suburban Chicago, that replaces a smaller warehouse nearby that the firm had operated since 2013.
The tire maker said the warehouse will help the company keep up with demand in North America as well as increased production at its factory in Dayton, Tenn.
The new warehouse is double the size of the former one, with capacity to house up to 600,000 tires. Shorewood is a village of about 7,500 residents located southwest of Chicago with ready access to Interstates 55 and 80.