UNITED STATES: Kumho Tire Georgia updates construction plans

"The community never lost its support for Kumho," stated SamHart, Chairman of the Bibb County Commission. "And we know they never lost sight of their goal to build this plant in Georgia and in Macon-BibbCounty."

Kumho Tire, one of the world's leading tire manufacturers, will initially invest around USD 200 million to build the new manufacturing plant that will employ over 300 people on a 150 acre site in the Sofkee Industrial Parklocated in Macon, Georgia. The new plant will allow Kumho Tire to better serve its automotive partners as well as American consumers.

Kumho Tire has been moving ahead with many anticipated projects, including the all-new R&D Center that just opened on 3 September 2013 in Seoul, Korea. The state of the art center is comprised of a research building and testing facility, housing approximately 600 expert researchers from Korea and abroad, industry-leading supercomputers and cutting-edge testing equipment to develop market-leading products. The new center will reclaim Kumho's reputation for technical prowess through improved R&D capabilities.

Source: www.kumhousa.com, 5 Sept 2013
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)