Hankook Tire announces plans to open Nashville headquarters

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Hankook Tire America Corp announced their plans Wednesday to open its North American headquarters in Nashville.

The company said it plans to invest $5 million and create up to 200 new jobs locally in Davidson County.

“We are thrilled that Hankook Tire has chosen to locate its U.S. headquarters in Nashville and bring up to 200 jobs here. Hankook Tire joins a growing number of international firms who have chosen to invest in Nashville and become cherished members of our community,” Mayor Megan Barry said.

Hankook Tire was established in 1941 in South Korea and entered the U.S. market in 1981.

Currently, Hankoook is one of the leading and fastest growing companies in the world and currently has more than 20,000 employees.

“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,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.

Nashville’s facility will be the second for the company in Middle Tennessee.

In 2014, they broke ground on a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Clarksville. That facility is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Gov. Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd both attended Wednesday’s announcement.

Read more about Hankook Tires here.

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