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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held August 10 in Mt. Vernon, IL, for General Tire's $7.5 million Tire Technology Center, which will be devoted exclusively to the development of radial highway truck tires. The two-building, 30,000 square-foot facility is being constructed adjacent to General Tire's current tire manufacturing plant. One portion will contain offices for tire engineers, chemists and equipment design personnel, and the other will house a chemistry laboratory facility. The building is scheduled for completion in mid-1994, and will employ 50-60 people.

General Tire has announced it will cancel plans to construct a $12 million technical and operations center in Charlotte, N.C. The 100,000 square foot tech center was to be built to house manufacturing support and technical personnel currently located at the company's headquarters in Akron, OH. The announcement also cancels plans to move approximately 200 people to Charlotte by the end of 1994.
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Title Annotation:Acquisitions, Expansions
Publication:Rubber World
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Sep 1, 1993
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