Michelin North America, Inc. is opening a distribution center in Spartanburg County. The new development is projected to bring more than $270 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 350 new jobs.
Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment and more. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America employs more than 22,650 associates and operates 20 major manufacturing plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Located near the intersection of S.C. Highways 101 and 417 near Spartanburg, the new distribution center is situated within a short distance of seven existing Michelin tire plants across South Carolina’s Upstate region, as well as the company’s Greenville-based headquarters for North America and multiple other Michelin facilities. The site will feature five buildings comprising a total of approximately 3.3 million square-feet and will support distribution of tires under Michelin, BF Goodrich and Uniroyal brands for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and agricultural equipment.
Construction on the new center is expected to begin later this year. The first phase is projected to open in late 2017, with full completion expected in early 2019. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin in 2017.