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Toyo Tire Expanding In Georgia

Japanese tire manufacturer will create about 400 jobs with a $270 million investment in its third north Georgia expansion since 2004.

WHITE, Ga. (AP) -- Gov. Sonny Perdue says Toyo Tire will create about 400 jobs with a $270 million investment in its third north Georgia expansion since 2004.

Officials said Tuesday that the Japanese manufacturer will double the output of its 2-year-old plant in White. That will increase total volume to 5.2 million units per year by 2011. Once complete, the expanded facility is expected to house an estimated 850 employees.

The facility was built to enhance distribution and inventory availability for Toyo's expanding network of independent dealers. The Bartow County location offers Toyo strategic proximity to rail, air and interstate highway transportation, which will streamline distribution to its dealers by expediting shipments and reducing supply chain costs.

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