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Good news travels fast in our county, so here’s a look at what’s happening this week.

Giti Tire Receives Walmart’s US Manufacturing Award

February 5, 2018

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (Feb. 5, 2018) – GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. received a US Manufacturing Award from Walmart for its strong commitment to produce American made tires that is expected to employ 1,700. The Giti Tire plant in Chester County, SC, has now begun producing passenger and light truck tires for the US market. Giti […]

UPDATED: New Workforce Center to be located near York Tech Chester campus

December 15, 2017

The site has been selected and the plans are being worked up; now it will be up to the voters. And when the name says “Career and Workforce Readiness Center,” the Chester County School District takes the “Center” part of the name seriously – the selected site is close to the county’s geographic center. At […]

U.S. Senator Tim Scott Visits Giti Tire Plant in Chester County

December 6, 2017

RICHBURG, SC – Dec. 5, 2017 – Giti Tire welcomed U.S. Senator Tim Scott yesterday for a tour of the company’s new 1.7 million square-foot facility located in Chester County. Sen. Scott, from South Carolina, got a “crash course” in tire making and manufacturing at Giti Tire’s newest and most advanced tire manufacturing facility. He […]

Dieffenbacher builds the world’s largest LVL press at Roseburg

October 9, 2017

CHESTER, S.C. – Utilizing Dieffenbacher’s expertise in particleboard, Roseburg Forest Products will produce approximately three million cubed feet of LVL boards per year on one line. Roseburg, a leading producer of particleboard, MDF, and thermally-fused laminates, contracted Dieffenbacher to supply the microwave preheating system and the world’s largest continuous press and stacking system at the […]

ATI and GE Aviation investing in joint Chester County operations

October 4, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) and GE Aviation have selected the property adjacent to ATI’s Richburg, S.C. operations as the site for a new research and development (R&D) facility. This joint venture is expected to create 29 new jobs. ATI (NYSE: ATI) is a global manufacturer of technically-advanced specialty materials and complex components […]

Giti Tire Announces Multiple Fitments on 2019 Volkswagen Passat

June 19, 2017

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (June 15, 2017) – GITI Tire (USA), Ltd., has received confirmation that two Giti tire sizes will come as original equipment on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat. The premium All-Season Giti ComfortA1 will be sized in 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H. This marks the first original equipment placements for Giti brand tires that […]

South Carolina Students Tackle Environmental Issues in Giti Math and Science Award Program Launched for GT Radial Tires

April 11, 2017

CHESTER COUNTY, SC (April 11, 2017) – From a rotating solar panel to a vertical garden, students created some very innovative environmental solutions in the 1st Giti Math and Science Award Program for the Chester County School District in South Carolina. Giti Tire officials announced the program at the groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s passenger […]

“Experience the Performance” Satisfaction Guarantee Program Launched for GT Radial Tires

January 19, 2017

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (July 28, 2016) – Consumers across America are being motivated to give GT Radial tires a try through the “Experience the Performance” 30 Day Test Drive program which offers a money-back guarantee if they are not completely satisfied with their tires. Six of the most popular GT Radial passenger car and light […]

Giti Tire Launches Sweepstakes for Rose Parade® and College Football Showdown in Pasadena

September 29, 2016

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (Sept. 29, 2016) – A Giti Tire sweepstakes was launched awarding trips for two to attend the iconic Rose Parade® and college football game in Pasadena. The tire company is celebrating its second year of sponsoring the world famous Rose Parade with the Giti Tire Rose Parade/Game Sweepstakes. Five lucky couples in […]

PPG to Invest $20 Million to Upgrade Chester, South Carolina, Fiber Glass Plant

August 3, 2016

PITTSBURGH-(BUSINESS WIRE)-PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it is investing $20 million to upgrade its fiber glass manufacturing facility in Chester, South Carolina. The facility, which employs 150 people, manufactures direct-draw fiber glass products used in filament winding, pultrusion, long-fiber thermoplastics and wind energy applications. The investment will cover repairs to the production furnace, the finished […]