Mar 30 , 2021 Nashville, Tenn.

Des Moines Ag Tire Plant team celebrates National Ag Day by volunteering in community service project

Pictured above from left to right: Brian Larson, Thomas Cox, Erik Eggland, Ron Matthews, Chad Dowling, Randy Andrew, Samantha Peterson, Randy Schaffer, Mila Kolayout, Andy Minor, Toby Hall, Jesus Escobedo, Steve Pierre and Clayton Scheve.

The Des Moines Ag Tire Plant team was invited by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig to celebrate National Ag Day (March 23) with a day of community service. The Des Moines leadership team volunteered at the local Living History Farms museum for the afternoon. Teammates painted the basement of the farm’s historic church, which lies in the 1876 Midwest farm-belt replicated community called Walnut Hill. 

​​​​​​​“It was great to get back into the community and serve,” said Ron Matthews, Plant Manager, Des Moines Ag Tire Plant. “The last year has limited our ability to participate in these events. We look forward to more opportunities for our team members to serve our community.”

The Des Moines Ag Tire Plant celebrated 75 years of operations last year and remains the No. 1 agricultural tire facility in the country and produces agricultural, construction, forestry and off-the-road tires. The plant employs more than 1,100 teammates, many of whom are fourth or fifth generation of their families to work in the plant.