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South Carolina Students Tackle Environmental Issues in Giti Math and Science Award Program
  
- 18 April 2017
Giti Tire officials announced the program at the groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s passenger and light truck tire plant presently under construction in Chester County. The contest, which required students to create an eco-friendly solution that can be used by the community, started at the beginning of the school year with math and science clubs being formed at 11 participating schools.

“Everyday Heroes” Kenworth Truck Riding on GT Radial Tires  - 17 April 2017
An eye-catching Kenworth T680 truck is rolling across America on GT Radial tires with a very special mission – to raise money for the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) organization.
New Giti Websites for North America  - 16 April 2017
Giti-branded websites have been launched in the U.S. and Canada to begin promoting the Giti name in preparation for the company’s new passenger and light truck tire plant in South Carolina coming on line later this year.
Matt Hanchana Quoted in Tire Review Magazine
  
- 13 April 2017
Matt Hanchana, sales technical service manager for GITI Tire (USA) Ltd., has the lead-off quote in a Tire Review magazine story on drive tires.
GT Radial Wins First Formula DRIFT Event  - 11 April 2016
GT Radial earned its first Formula DRIFT win when Chelsea Denofa captured his first Formula DRIFT victory in the season opener at the Streets of Long Beach.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has been named Automotive Supplier of the Year and Hardline Supplier of the Year by Walmart USA.  - 24 February 2016
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has been named Automotive Supplier of the Year and Hardline Supplier of the Year by Walmart USA.
Giti Tire at the 127th Rose Parade  - 8 January 2016
Giti Tire, along with its Facebook contest winners and guests attended the 127th Rose Parade® in Pasadena, CA. Giti Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of the 2016 Rose Parade and Presenting Sponsor of the Decorating Places.
Giti Tire Named Official Tire Sponsor of the 2016 Rose Parade®
  
- 23 September 2015
Giti Tire will be the Official Tire Sponsor of the 127th Rose Parade, presented by Honda and the Presenting Sponsor of Decorating Places - an event where visitors experience first-hand the final stages of float preparation. America’s New Year’s Celebration® is a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. Approximately 700,000 spectators lining the streets of Pasadena and millions more watching various TV broadcasts will enjoy the grandeur of the floats, elegance of the equestrian groups and the outstanding talents of the marching bands. The Rose Parade theme for January 1, 2016, is “Find Your Adventure.”
Giti Tire and Microsoft Help Students in Chester County, SC, Become Tomorrow’s Innovators
  
- 22 September 2015
Giti Tire, which has broken ground on a $560 million tire manufacturing plant in Chester County, is sponsoring a program to encourage local students to pursue careers in science, math and engineering.
Next Generation GT Radial Commercial Tires Coming in 2015  - 27 February 2015
Giti Tire is kicking off 2015 with some really exciting news! Starting in January and running through midyear, the company will be introducing five new state-of-the-art, next-generation GT Radial commercial tires in North America.
High Quality Truck and Bus Wheels Now Available for GT Radial Dealers  - 25 February 2015
Giti Tire is adding aluminum cast alloy truck and bus wheels to its North American commercial product portfolio in 2015.
Tips for Evaluating Truck Tire Casings for Retreadability  - 25 February 2015
With the plethora of tire brands available to trucking fleets these days, determining which ones have quality casings for retreading can be daunting, but should not be.
Giti Tire Breaks Ground in North America  - 12 February 2015
Giti Tire executives were joined by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley along with state and county officials in a groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s new facility in Chester County.
GT Radial Launches New Global Truck & Bus Website for 2015  - 1 December 2014
GT Radial is excited to announce the launch of the brand’s new Global Truck & Bus website, accessible at www.gtradialfleet.com.
Giti Tire North American R&D Center Lands in Uniontown, OH  - 22 September 2014
The new Giti Tire Technical Center for North America has found its home in Uniontown, OH, located just south of Akron.

“GATS All Folks”  - 22 September 2014
Or maybe more appropriately “All GATS Folks” as The Great American Trucking Show attracted an estimated 42,000 attendees to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 23-25, 2014.
To Torque and Serve  - 22 September 2014
As a commercial tire dealer, you have just finished a long hard week at work. You are at home with your family and receive a call that a trailer your shop had changed the tires on recently was involved in a wheel-off incident resulting in personal injury.
Fracking Presents Opportunities for Tire Dealers  - 22 September 2014
Hydraulic fracturing or “ fracking” has certainly been good for the U.S. economy, and typically what’s good for the economy is good for commercial tire dealers.
Announcement of New Giti Tire Plant in Chester County, South Carolina Spurs Excitement  - 15 August 2014
Giti Tire's June 16th announcement to build a new tire manufacturing plant in Chester County, South Carolina has spawned a wave of excitement and enthusiastic anticipation in the region.
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima sets new personal best at Pikes Peak  - 15 August 2014
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima, defending champion and record holder of the Electric Division, returned for another round of action in the 92nd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Giti Tire Management: Poised to Deliver Optimum Service to North American Customers  - 14 August 2014
GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. has announced a reorganization of its senior management team to capitalize on its rapid growth and take full advantage of its expansion plans in North America.
Welcome, Patrick Gunn: Director of Sales & Marketing Commercial Tires North America  - 13 August 2014
Giti Tire is proud to announce the addition of Patrick Gunn to our North American management team. Patrick's 30 years of experience in the tire business makes him the ideal candidate for his new role as Director of Sales and Marketing Commercial Tires, North America.
Introducing: Shannon Jones  - 30 May 2014
I started my career in the tire industry a little shy of 12 years ago...
Giti Tire Returns to Pikes Peak  - 30 May 2014
Giti Tire is returning to the historic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 29 after playing a key role in last year’s electric division victory by Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima and his “Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special.”
Low Rolling Resistance Tires.  - 30 May 2014
In a recent article for Commercial Carrier Journal, William Estupinan – Vice President of Technical Service for Giti Tire USA – engaged in an in-depth discussion on the topic of low rolling resistance tires.
Tread Academy Upgrades

  
- 30 May 2014
The GT Radial Tread Academy is expanding with the inclusion of new products in the certification curriculum and French translations for new content. The user interface has also been upgraded with improved graphics and new product photography.
Tire of the Month – GT979FS  - 30 May 2014
For the month of May, we are featuring the GT979 as our Tire of the Month. The GT979 is a robust, long and medium haul Trailer Radial that is designed to provide long tread life and reliable retreadability.
GT Radial Global Tire Giveaway  - 30 April 2014
Congratulations to Robert Rogers from Frederick, MD – one of five winners of the GT Radial Global Tire Giveaway. Rogers chose to equip his 1999 GMC Sierra 1500 Extra Cab 4x2 with a brand new set of GT Radial Savero HT2’s, size 255/70R16.
Product of the Month: GT876  - 30 April 2014
The GT Radial GT876 is a Mixed Service, All Wheel position radial that has proven to be a durable, cost-effective option for On/Off Highway and Heavy Haul operations. This tire’s wide footprint delivers maximum flotation on sandy surfaces and saturated terrain. A special cut and chip resistant compound enhances tread durability over jagged surfaces and the GT876’s deep, aggressive tread pattern provides outstanding traction and extended tread life.
Time to Retire Your “Thump” Gauge  - 30 April 2014
As we pointed out in last month’s Benefits of Proper Spec’ing article, maintaining proper tire pressure is essential to maximizing fuel economy and minimizing premature tire wear. Truckers routinely inspect a number of vital settings on their vehicles before long hauls – none more important than tire pressure.
GT Radial Qualifies for Main Competition in First Formula DRIFT Event  - 30 April 2014
Weather conditions were nearly perfect all weekend, enthusiastic Formula DRIFT fans filled the grandstands amidst the stoic backdrop of downtown Long Beach and GT Radial was there to capture all of the excitement.
GT Radial Supports the Veteran Tickets Foundation  - 30 April 2014
Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix) provide Military Veterans and family members of troops Killed In Action (KIA) with free event tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities.
Another Veteran Joins the Ranks at Giti Tire.  - 21 March 2014
Giti Tire is proud to announce the addition of seasoned sales and marketing professional, Armand Allaire to our management team.
A Closer Look at the New GDM635  - 20 March 2014
The all-new GT Radial GDM635 on/off highway drive tire is engineered to suit the needs of a variety of mixed service fleets like logging, mining and oil field operations, and is now available to order.
Measuring the Benefits of Proper Spec’ing.  - 20 March 2014
Heavy-duty truck tires generally fall into three categories: steer tires, drive tires and trailer tires. Proper maintenance of steer and drive tires is relatively simple, but trailer tire maintenance tends to be more of a challenge; primarily due to the fact that trailers are usually rotated or released frequently throughout a typical delivery route.
INTRODUCING THE NEW GDM635.  - 19 February 2014
The new GT Radial GDM635 on/off highway drive tire is being introduced in North America to provide mixed service fleets consistent traction and effective protection against stones and long tread wear.


SMART, EFFICIENT TIRES = SAVINGS.  - 19 February 2014
Whether your company has one small truck, or several dozen fleets, fuel-efficient tires in the trucking world are more important than ever. And it all starts with tire rolling resistance, which, according to William Estupinan, Vice President, Technical Service for Giti Tire USA, contributes about 35% of the power requirement…
GITI TIRE ENHANCES ITS “PIT CREW”.  - 18 February 2014
Giti Tire is excited to announce that Daniel Gajewski is joining the team as Director, Supply Chain. Daniel will be leading the North American logistics charge, forecasting and inventory replenishment.
GT Radial GT876 Provides “Happy Medium” for Tennessee Concrete Company  - 3 December 2013
With a traditionally high rate of early removal of tires due to cuts and snags in construction yards, Williamson County Ready Mix says their GT Radial tires really standing out for cut resistance.
Memphis Intermodal Service Gains Edge with GT Radial  - 26 September 2013
What Value Logistics discovered is that GT Radial truck tires deliver a low cost per mile because their GSL213FS steer tires and GT669+FS drive tires also last a long time. Now, GT Radial is their primary tire.
Rock and Quarry Hauling with the GT Radial GT876  - 11 September 2013
The Hillis Group LLC, a two-generation trucking company in Rock Island, TN, gave GT Radial a try a few years ago when the economy was tanking and every penny counted. As the regional fleet found out, an attractive acquisition price is only one of many GT Radial attributes -- the trucking firm is still riding on GT Radial tires today!
Louisiana Oil Field Trucker Wins Pair of GT Radial Steer Tires  - 6 September 2013
A steady stream of attendees at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) on August 22-24 in Dallas,TX, visited the GT Radial booth to check out the GT Radial commercial tire line and talk to the company’s commercial sales team.
H&O Transport Drivers Praise the GT669+FS Long Haul Drive Tire  - 24 July 2013
If you want to know how a truck tire handles, talk to the drivers! H&O Transport has been doing just that, and they like what they hear about the GT Radial GT669+FS drive tire.
GT Radial Truck Tires are Going Social!  - 30 May 2013
An all-new Facebook site has been established for GT Radial commercial truck tires to help the brand connect with key trucking audiences in both the U.S. and Canada.
GT Radial Casings Among the Best, Says Southern Tire Mart  - 25 January 2013
John Estes, plant manager of the Southern Tire Mart facility in Lubbock, TX, has been retreading truck tire casings for 20 years and says GT Radial casings are among the best!
SmartWay-verified Tires Are Now Required in California; GT Radial Customers Are Covered with Full Line-up  - 16 January 2013
Heavy-duty trucks operating in California no longer have the option of whether or not to run on SmartWay-verified tires. It is the law!
GT Radial REE Tread leads new tire launches at THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE Show 2012  - 4 April 2012
A new retread tire – GT Ree Tread – is leading the new product launches from GT Radial at hall 2, stand G40 at The Commercial Vehicle Show 2012.
GT Radial Has Big Plans for Mid-Am Show  - 22 February 2012
Giti Tire USA plans to make a splash at next months Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, showing off its collection of EPA SmartWay verified radial truck tires.
GITI Tire Opens Distribution Center  - 29 June 2011
GITI Tire USA has opened a distribution center in Portland, TN, to help support the company’s growing footprint in the U.S. The 200,000-square-foot warehouse will serve GITI customers in the eastern half of the U.S. and Midwest.