Kathy rejoined the Tire Business staff in September 2006 as a part-time reporter. She previously had worked for Tire Business from 1991 to 1997 as a staff reporter. From 1997 to 2006, she continued to write on a freelance basis for both Tire Business and Rubber & Plastics News. Kathy earned a bachelor's degree in communications/mass media from the University of Akron and also worked for a daily newspaper in nearby Ravenna, Ohio, prior to joining Tire Business. Contact Kathy at [email protected]
Massive potholes notwithstanding, highway vehicles have little need for mud-terrain tires, but that hasn't stopped some in the growing population of light truck owners from pimping their rides with these aggressive-looking tires.
RICHBURG, S.C. — Since the groundbreaking four years ago for its 1.7-million-sq.-ft. facility in Richburg, the subsidiary of Singapore-headquartered Giti Tire Group began producing tires in late 2017, hired more than 700 employees and has been ramping up production for new lines of tires.