Hankook Tire rolls 200 jobs to Tennessee
NASHVILLE — Hankook Tire America will locate its North American headquarters in Nashville. The global tire manufacturer will invest approximately $5 million and create up to 200 jobs in Davidson County.
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“By choosing Nashville for the location of its North American headquarters, Hankook Tire continues to help make our state known as a worldwide leader in the automotive sector,” said Gov. Bill Haslam said. “This will be the company’s second facility in Tennessee – an investment that brings us closer to our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the state for high quality jobs, and we thank Hankook for its commitment to creating jobs in Tennessee.”
Hankook Tire was established in 1941 in South Korea and entered the U.S. market in 1981. Hankook is one of the leading and fastest growing tire companies in the world, with over 20,000 global employees. This is the second facility in Tennessee for Hankook. In 2014, the company broke ground on a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Clarksville that will be completed by the end of this year.
Source: Hankook Tire