Nokian Tyres Dayton Factory

Our investments reveal our priorities.

Each of us spends our time, money and energy on things that matter to us. When it comes down to it, talk is cheap. It’s our actions that communicate our values.

At Nokian Tyres, we’ve chosen to invest in Southeast Tennessee. In 2019, we opened a production factory here in Rhea County that will eventually make as many as four million tires per year – Made in USA tires designed for American roads.

And recently, we announced that we’re adding as many as 150 new jobs in the first half of 2021, right here in Rhea County. We’re hiring now, and anyone interested can apply at

If investments show you what we’re all about, then we hope you see these new jobs for what they are. We’re doubling down on our commitment to the community that has already given us so much.

In addition to these new jobs, we’ve made major investments in other things that are important to us.


Nokian Tyres makes some of the safest tires in the industry. But our passion for safety doesn’t stop there; it also extends to how we make those products. Our Dayton Factory has a strong safety record built on an uncompromising commitment to protecting our workers.

Our machines are highly automated, which means less strain on our employees. Our safety policies are as thorough as any you’ll find in the manufacturing sector. And amidst the COVID- 19 pandemic, we have helped prevent spread of the virus through strong screening policies, social distancing, contact tracing, and support for workers who are impacted.

If you work at Nokian Tyres, you can trust that you’re a member of a community that cares deeply about your safety.


We’re grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received from the Rhea County community.

That close community partnership goes back to well before we ever broke ground on our facility, and it has never been stronger than it is today.

More than 150 workers have trusted us with their career development, and we’re eager to nearly double our Nokian Tyres community over the next few months. We want our employees to represent us proudly, whether it’s by making high-quality tires, volunteering in the community, or seeing our presence at major local events like Strawberry Festival.

The Nokian Tyres Dayton Factory truly feels like a community. Our close-knit team members celebrate together when we hit key milestones. They’re steeped in our values of entrepreneurship, inventiveness and team spirit – something we call the Hakkapeliitta Spirit. And they have access to high-quality amenities, like a wellness center, a greenspace and even a sauna.

And our responsibility to this great community extends beyond our factory walls. We’re proud to sponsor a pair of scholarships for Rhea County High School students and contribute to area non-profits through an employee-driven donations committee.

Nokian Tyres has invested in our team at the factory and in the Southeast Tennessee community for one main reason: This great place and its wonderful people matter to us. You’re important for our growth, and we want to be a part of yours.For many reading this, the next step in your growth might mean a good-paying job with competitive benefits, right down the street.

If that describes you, we invite you to apply to join our team. You can visit to look at available jobs.

Our beautiful journey in Southeast Tennessee has only begun. And we’re excited to keep investing in this wonderful community.