Michelin expands earthmover tire production in South Carolina

  • 23-May-2012 01:00 EDT
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Michelin is building a new earthmover tire plant in South Carolina and is expanding another to satisfy growing demand worldwide.

Michelin North America broke ground in April on a new earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson County, SC, and is also expanding its existing earthmover tire facility in Lexington, SC. The two projects represent a $750 million investment. The new earthmover tire plant will be adjacent to the company’s existing rubber processing plant in Starr, SC, and is expected to be operational by late 2013. “The market for earthmover tires grew by more than 20% between 2009 and 2011. This new facility will help us meet sustained demand while also attaining our growth objectives for 2015,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, Managing General Partner of Michelin. The expanded operation at Lexington will begin production in October. In addition to the Lexington plant, Michelin currently produces earthmover tires in Waterville, Canada; Campo Grande, Brazil; Le Puy and Montceau-les-Mines, France; Vitoria, Spain; and Zalau, Romania. A spokesperson noted that the company does not disclose the production numbers of any Michelin tire, but Michelin North America’s Chairman and President Pete Selleck claims that “nearly every earthmover tire is sold before it is produced.”

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