Michelin North America has been a well-known presence in the Upstate for the past 40 years. But what many people don’t know is just how much of an impact they’ve had on the Palmetto State.
Since 2009, two-thirds of the company’s North American economic investments, a full $2.1 billion, has been invested right here in South Carolina, according to Pete Selleck, Michelin NA’s chairman and vice president. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., the coproration has built 10 major manufacturing plants and employs nearly 10,000 employees in the state.
New reports suggest that Michelin may be gearing up to build a new distribution center in Spartanburg County that would bring hundreds of new jobs to the area. While no specifics have been released, it’s a promising sign of the company’s continued commitment to the Upstate and its belief in its tremendous potential for growth.
Based on the company’s ongoing investment, it seems apparent that Michelin is in South Carolina to stay. In Selleck’s announcement, he reassured South Carolinians that the company is committed to making a positive impact on the state’s economy, infrastructure and public policy for years to come.
With 20 major manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico, Michelin employs more than 22,650 people in North America.