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Titan to keep U.S. plants operating to support nation's food supply

Christian Fernsby |
Titan International, manufacturer of Titan Tires, Titan Wheels and Goodyear Farm Tires, is announcing its commitment to keeping its U.S. manufacturing facilities operating as normal in order to support the food and agriculture industry, which the federal government has deemed critical to the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: TITAN    U.S.    PLANT    FOOD   

The decision to remain in operation comes with great responsibility to protect the company's employees. In addition to practicing social distancing and preventative measures to reduce the spread of germs within its facilities, the company remains dedicated to upholding its own internal safety and cleanliness protocols. Titan is taking additional precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local governments.

On March 19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued guidelines on workers who should keep normal schedules because they are in a "critical infrastructure industry" affecting public health and safety, the economy and national security.

That includes "employees engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of equipment and other infrastructure necessary to agricultural production and distribution," according to the guidance. These as well as other provisions of the guidance and of the recent Executive Order issued by the Governor of the State of Illinois – where Titan is headquartered and maintains a substantial manufacturing presence – support the continued operation of its U.S. manufacturing facilities.

The Titan facilities maintaining normal operations are in Des Moines, Iowa; Freeport and Quincy, Illinois; Bryan, Ohio; Jefferson, Georgia; and Union City, Tennessee.

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