Michelin announces new facility in the Upstate, 10th in SC

November 15, 2014

Michelin announced the world’s first-of-its-kind facility in the Upstate to build the Tweel, an airless radial tire that never goes flat.

The facility will open Nov. 20 on Griffin Road in Piedmont. It is the 10th Michelin plant in South Carolina and 16th in the United States.

Michelin representatives will hold a ceremony next Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

The Tweel was introduced last year for skid-steer loaders. Michelin announced a partnership with John Deere last month to produce the tire-wheel hybrid for the tractor company’s ZTRAK 900 model.

Read the full article from the Upstate Business Journal here.