Michelin North America expanding in Anderson

Tire maker Michelin North America will expand its existing rubber production operations in Anderson County. The $200 million investment is expected to generate 100 new jobs. Michelin North America will expand its rubber production facility, located at One Bib Way in Starr, in order to keep up with increasing demand that has its factories in North America building more tires of every kind and size. The expansion is expected to be operational in 2014. This is the second expansion announcement in South Carolina for the company in less than a year. Last April, Michelin announced expansion plans and committed to invest $750 million and create 500 new jobs in Anderson and Lexington counties. In the last 21 months, the company has committed to invest a total of $1.15 billion and create at least 870 new jobs in South Carolina. The company has begun hiring maintenance technicians already, and will begin hiring production workers in the coming months. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should visit careers.michelin-us.com/.