Titan to keep US facilities operating as normal

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Titan International, which manufactures Titan Tires, Titan Wheels and Goodyear Farm Tires, has announced its intentions to keep its USA manufacturing plants operating as normal as part of its bid to help the national food and agriculture industries maintain operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In addition to practicing social distancing and preventative measures to reduce the spread of germs within its facilities, Titan is also enforcing its own internal safety and cleanliness protocols, and taking additional precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local governments.

With the food and agriculture industries deemed critical by the US government, Titan aims to ensure it continues to provide tires and wheels where they are needed.

“Titan is proud of its role in the nation’s food supply chain, especially in challenging times like this, with the coronavirus pandemic now hitting most communities across the USA,” said Paul Reitz, Titan president and CEO. “The tires and wheels we manufacture are on many types of equipment that farmers use to plant, maintain and harvest crops.”

Titan facilities maintaining normal operations are located in Des Moines, Iowa; Freeport and Quincy, Illinois; Bryan, Ohio; Jefferson, Georgia; and Union City, Tennessee.

“At this point we are more thankful than ever to be a company that produces American engineered, American manufactured tires and wheels,” said Reitz. “Currently, we are not experiencing infrastructure or supply-chain issues that could impact the fulfillment of customer orders in the USA. We continue to monitor this extremely fluid and unprecedented situation and will keep our customers and dealers informed of any updates or changes.”

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