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Michelin North America Establishes Distribution Hub Near Spartanburg, South Carolina

Michelin North America, Inc., one of the leading tire manufacturers, is advancing its plans to establish a distribution center in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The new development is projected to bring more than $270 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of 350 new jobs.

One of the largest corporations in South Carolina, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle. Located near the intersection of S.C. Highways 101 and 417 near Spartanburg, S.C., 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, BFGoodrich 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.

“The Spartanburg distribution facility will cap a multi-year evolution of Michelin’s distribution network in North America. We see it as a transformational milestone designed to better serve our customers while optimizing inventories and improving supply efficiency. We are grateful for the relationships we’ve enjoyed with local government leaders in Spartanburg County for more than 35 years. With additional support at the state level, these leaders have helped us advance this important project, which enables our company to meet growing customer demands for Michelin tires in multiple business segments,” Chairman and President of Michelin North America Pete Selleck said.

“Michelin has been one of South Carolina’s most important business partners since its doors opened in Greenville County over four decades ago. Both our state and this fantastic company have grown tremendously over the course of this partnership, and we couldn’t be more excited to see that growth and success continue with this $270 million investment that means 350 new jobs for South Carolinians,” said Governor Nikki Haley.

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