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Mitas opens in Charles City


Czech company Mitas opened its new tire plant in Charles City Thursday.

Governor Terry Branstad along with the Czech Ambassador to the United States and community leaders joined in.

"We appreciate the commitment that this Czech company has made to the state of Iowa," Branstad said.

He also said it was kind of nice that Charles City had a link to the past in Oliver Tractor, which was owned by the father of one of the employees of the new Mitas tractor tires.

The agricultural tire plant currently has 76 full-time employees, but hopes to employ 237 Iowans by 2013.

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