Site preparation at the new Triangle Tire factory in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, USA, is nearing completion. In December 2017 the company announced its plans to build the facility, which represents an investment of nearly US$580m. When operational around 800 people will be employed there from the local area. In the first phase the plant will produce passenger car tires and in phase two, commercial vehicle tires. Triangle Tire expects to have both phases completed by 2023. At this point it will have a capacity of six million tires annually.
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