Quest to double production in Dayton by 2024

Dayton – Nokian Tyres is now hiring workers as part of its push to double production at its North American factory in Dayton, Tennessee. The company will bring in approximately 125 new employees this year, and most hiring will take place in March through May.

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Most of the new roles are in the factory’s production department. Starting pay for production operator positions ranges from $17 to $21 per hour. Nokian Tyres is also hiring team members to serve in the following areas:

  • Quality
  • Maintenance
  • Logistics
  • Information technology

“We are eager to welcome hundreds of new colleagues this year,” said Nokian Tyres Senior Human Resources Manager Blake Markham. “We offer a strong workplace culture and excellent career advancement opportunities at a safe, highly advanced facility.”

Nokian Tyres announced in Jan.  that it aims to produce as many as 4 million tires per year in Dayton by 2024. In the process, it will exceed its initial commitment of 400 employees by growing its workforce to around 475 team members.

The company is also building a 600,000-tire warehouse on the factory’s campus. The facility will join the company’s nine-warehouse network throughout the U.S. and Canada and will serve a growing volume of customers in the Sun Belt. The company plans to bring the warehouse online by mid-2024.

Nokian Tyres opened its Dayton Factory in fall 2019 and began producing tires for commercial sale in early 2020. The company is adding equipment inside the factory’s existing footprint that will enable it to double production of all-season and all-weather tires at the facility. The expansion will also allow Nokian Tyres to add light truck tires to the Dayton Factory’s product mix in 2023.

In its three-plus years of operations in Dayton, the company has earned recognition for its workplace culture, operations and sustainability. Nokian Tyres was the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association’s Company of the Year in 2021, and the company was the first in Rhea County to receive the prestigious Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award.

The Dayton Factory’s production building is the only tire production facility in the world to possess LEED v4 Silver certification and its LEED v4 Gold-certified administration building is fully powered by energy generated from on-site solar panels.

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