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Michelin North America, Inc. Selects Spartanburg for New Plant

September 26, 2016

Michelin North America selected Spartanburg County for its new $270 million, 3.3 million square-foot distribution center. The company plans to break ground later this year. The new distribution center will support the distribution of tires under Michelin, BFGoodwrich and Uniroyal brands for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and agricultural equipment.

Michelin’s new center will be located near the intersection of Highways 101 and 417. Its location is a short distance from seven existing Michelin tire plants throughout the Upstate.

$270 Million

Capital Investment


New Jobs


SCEDIF program and new incentive rate

Served By

Laurens Electric Cooperative

“The site selected by Michelin for its North America distribution plant was a customer-choice site. Through collaboration of local partners, our cooperative, and the SC Power Team, we secured their confidence in us and have become their utility partner of choice. We are thrilled that they selected Spartanburg for this investment as it will have a positive impact on our community for many years to come.”

– J. David Wasson, Jr.
President & CEO, Laurens Electric Cooperative

“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.”

– Pete Selleck
Chairman and President of Michelin North America

“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.”

– The Honorable Nikki Randhawa Haley
Governor of South Carolina


“We have worked with Michelin over many months to secure this project in South Carolina. An investment of this size with this number of new jobs affirms the attractive business environment South Carolina offers to respected global corporations like Michelin.”

– Bobby Hitt
South Carolina Secretary of Commerce

“We are excited to welcome this project to Spartanburg County. This milestone results from the responsiveness of our Spartanburg team working with Michelin. We have worked closely with Michelin concerning multiple significant investments over 35 years, during which Michelin has established itself as a great corporate neighbor and citizen of our community.”

– David Britt
Spartanburg County Council’s Economic Development Committee Chairman