South Carolina is on a roll to become a top producer in the automotive industry. In the Upstate today, Michelin North America tire company will make its biggest manufacturing announcement in more than 15 years.
Anderson and Lexington County officials will be on hand as the tire maker is expanding its Lexington County plant with the help of raw materials to be produced in Anderson.
That’s $550 million investment from Michelin in Anderson as 900 people work at two facilities in Anderson County in which they create the rubber materials that go into their tires
This time last year, Michelin announced a $200 million expansion of its Lexington County operation. Then added another 200 million, bringing the company’s spending on the Lexington County site to more than $1 billion since it began.
Michelin North America is based in Greenville and operates eight facilities in South Carolina.
Today’s announcement features the president and chairman of Michelin North America, as well as U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Gov. Nikki Haley.