Bartow County is the home to Toyo Tire and its state of the art manufacturing facility. Toyo Tire has announced plans to expand the 900,000 square foot facility by another 475,000 square foot while adding up to 470 new jobs. The company will invest $210 million into the new addition, according to AreaDevelopment.com.
Georgia Quick Start, the state’s workforce development program, has played an integral part in Toyo’s success, Gov. Nathan Deal’s Office said. Also, Bartow County is a Georgia Certified Work Ready Community, a designation showing the county has the skilled workforce needed to meet the needs of business and the educational foundation to build a supply of workers.
“The pro-business environment and cooperation from the State of Georgia and Bartow County have exceeded our expectations. Our start-up and growth have proceeded more quickly than planned,” said Jim Hawk, president of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing (AreaDevelopment.com). “Georgia Quick Start continues to be a significant part of our success. With the continuation of support from the Bartow County Joint Development Authority, we will be in a position to continue our growth.”
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