DAYTON, Tenn.—Nokian Tyres North America reports construction of its plant in Dayton is progressing and is on schedule to meet the company’s goal of starting commercial-scale production by 2020.
According to the company, there are 250 construction workers on site at the Dayton location and, to date, around 70,000 labor hours have been worked.
Construction of the production building, the largest and most complex area in the facility, has begun, with more than 6,000 cubic yards of concrete having been poured for foundation and piles drilled down to the bedrock.
A handful of employees are based in Dayton already, not including nearly 260 contractors who have moved into the area, supporting the local economy.
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