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Titan Tire

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A tire company based in Quincy, Illinois and founded in 1993 by Maurice M. Taylor Jr.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automotive Industries page on 1 August 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Titan Tire Corporation is an American tire corporation formed in 1993 by Maurice M. Taylor Jr., then owner of Titan Wheel, purchased the Dyneer Corporation, manufacturer various off-road tires. Titan is one of the largest manufacturer of off-road tires in North America. It continued expanding its product offering and reach by purchasing the off-road tire assets of Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corporation in 1994. In 1997, Titan International split Titan Tire Corporation into subsidiary of(NYSE: TWI).

Titan purchased the assets of Fidelity Tire, of Natchez, Mississippi, through bankruptcy Court in 1998, and the company refocused with the sale of its golf-cart, all-terrain vehicle, and lawn tractor tires and facilities in Clinton, Tennessee, and Slinger, Wisconsin to the Carlisle Tire & Wheel Company in 2000.

In 2005, Titan purchased the farm tire business of Goodyear, and continues manufacturing Goodyear agricultural tires under license. This acquisition included the plant in Freeport, Illinois. Titan again expanded in 2006 with the purchase of Continental AG's off-the-road (OTR) tire assets in Bryan, Ohio. Titan acquired it for about $53 million.

In 2010, Titan purchased the assets of Leavittsburg, Ohio based Denman Tire in bankruptcy court for US$4.4 million. This purchase includes the consumer-related tires (on-road) as well, which Titan is considering to divest.

In November 2011, Titan Purchased Goodyear's Union City, Tennessee plant four months after Goodyear closed it. It initially will be used for mixing raw materials for other Titan production facilities.

Titan announced that it had purchased the assets of Goodyear's Latin American off-road tire business for US$98.6 million. This includes the plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a licensing agreement that allows Titan to continue manufacturing under the Goodyear brand, similar to its 2005 purchase of Goodyear's US farm tire assets.

Titan has manufactured tires for Caterpillar under the Caterpillar brand since 1999. OEM customers include John Deere, AGCO, Case IH/Case Construction, New Holland, Caterpillar and Kubota.

Titan manufactures under the Titan and Goodyear brands.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
9 November 2016Titan Tire Corporation of Bryan, a Subsidiary of Titan International, Inc., Bryan, Ohio; Per Mar Security Services and Elwood Staffing Working On-Site at Titan Tire Corporation of Bryan, a Subsidiary of Titan International, Inc., Bryan, Ohio; Amended Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment AssistanceFederal Register: DoL (Hope D. Kinglock)


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