American Tire Completes Plan for New Facility

Off-road tire manufacturer will invest $500 million.

American Tire Corp. finalized a plan to build a 130-acre manufacturing complex in Washington state. The $500 million facility will consist of seven manufacturing plants, two warehouses, a multifunction distribution center and a research and training building, the company announced on Feb. 3.

The facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009 with a full capacity of 50,000 giant off-road radial tires, which includes 24,000 units of all sizes of 63-inch tires per year.

The company plans to include state-of-the-art tire-building machines and vulcanizing equipment on site.

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