Nokian Tyres has started construction on an administration building at its new factory in Dayton, Tennessee ahead of production in 2020.

“Our administration building is [an] example of our desire to be the employer of choice in South East Tennessee,” said Dayton factory operations director, Peter Chia.

Nokian is partnering with Emj Construction to construct the facility, which is scheduled for completion in mid-2020. Work on the adjacent production complex is largely complete; trial production began in early July and commercial tyre manufacture remains on schedule for early next year.

The administration building’s office space will accommodate up to 100 employees.

“We are going above and beyond to provide our team members with a premium place to work,” added Nokian Tyres Construction Manager, David Korda.

The Dayton Factory is a major element of Nokian Tyres’ growth strategy, through which the company aims to double North American sales by 2023.

Once capacity reaches 4m tyres per year, the factory will employ as many as 400 people, from production operators to engineers, managers and specialists in several core business areas.