Plans for the Nokian Tyres Dayton, Tennessee, facility are in preliminary stages and we are incredibly excited about this amazing opportunity to produce tires in our first North American factory. Having just made this announcement, we are still at the very beginning of the planning phase. As we move from this initial approval to the in-depth planning, into construction and eventually staffing, we look to keep the community informed and involved with our progress.

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General Information
Vendor Information

Timeline of Events

May 2017 – Dayton, TN, factory announced
Early 2018 – Construction begins
Early 2020 – Production begins

Construction plans

In this endeavor, we look forward to thinking globally and acting locally – creating jobs and joining forces with Rhea County, Tennessee, to help in its continued economic growth. As we dream up and implement plans for the new facility, which will produce about 4 million tires each year, distribute and store them, we are excited about the opportunities for engagement at the regional level while continuing to support our global partners.


In partnership with the Rhea County Economic Development team, we welcome the opportunity to engage with both local and global vendors. Through this joint effort we will be able to keep companies informed of prospects and ways to convene, collaborate and create as they arise.


We are not yet accepting applications, however as we start the hiring process we will post further information on our website and host job fairs in the area. At full employment, we expect to hire 400 people to staff our new, state-of-the-art facility. These roles will encompass a wide variety of positions and levels, each requiring their own unique skill set and background.

Anticipated areas include:

Quality Control - Entry level to supervisor positions with previous tire manufacturing experience

Logistics - Entry level to supervisor positions

Manufacturing - Primarily entry level, with some supervisor positions

Shipping - Primarily entry level (no prior experience necessary), with some supervisor positions

Building Services - Primarily entry level (no prior experience necessary), with some supervisor positions

Administration - Primarily manager and supervisor positions with previous tire manufacturing experience, but with few entry level positions

With all of the positions, Nokian Tyres is committed to training our workforce so that we have a safe workplace and maintain our high product quality standards.

Nokian Tyres is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, military status or any other characteristic protected by law.