Nokian Tyres Grows Workforce, Production At Dayton Factory In 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The Nokian Tyres factory in Dayton
The Nokian Tyres factory in Dayton

Nokian Tyres grew the workforce at its Dayton factory by nearly double in 2021, increasing production and serving the community in a year of growth at the facility, where it plans to make as many as four million tires per year at full capacity.

The team at the Dayton Factory grew from 175 team members to approximately 325 employees in 2021 thanks to an aggressive hiring campaign in the first half of the year, and Nokian Tyres continues to accept applications to fill its growing number of positions.

“The Dayton Factory is an important part of our company’s growth plan, and our employees are the most important part of our factory,” said Dayton Factory Operations Director David Korda. “We were thrilled to be able to grow our team this year while deepening our partnerships in the community.”

Community activities included educational support, scholarships for Rhea County students, the second year sponsoring the Nokian Tyres Summer Nights downtown concert series, platinum sponsorship of the Tennessee Strawberry Festival and tens of thousands of dollars in donations to Rhea County-based nonprofits.

Nokian Tyres also worked with several educational institutions, including Rhea County High School, Chattanooga State and Cleveland State Community Colleges, to provide opportunities for area students.

“As we grow the team at our factory, we recognize the importance of being a strong community partner,” said Senior Human Resources Manager Blake Markham. “We are only as strong as our ability to serve our team members and the community where we are fortunate to operate.”

As the company looks ahead to 2022, the Dayton Factory will continue to play an important role in its growth. Nokian Tyres plans to hire more than 100 workers in the next couple years and keep growing its production volume at the facility, which was built so the company could focus on making tires for North American drivers.

“While we are pleased with our growth in 2021, it is only the beginning of our journey here in Dayton,” Mr. Korda said. “We look forward to expanding our team and growing our efforts to serve the community in the year ahead.”

To learn more about the Dayton Factory or apply for jobs, visit NokianTires.com/DaytonFactory.

 


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