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Giti Tire Celebrates Soft Opening of New U.S. Plant

Located in the heart of rural Chester County, S.C., Giti Tire Group opened the doors of its new greenfield manufacturing facility for a preview event and soft opening Oct. 4. For the global tiremaker headquartered in Singapore, the $560 million investment in its first U.S production facility is intended to advance the company’s commitment to the North American marketplace.

Continental Named a Best Place to Work in S.C.

Continental Tire has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina”. The award, created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group, recognizes and honors the best employers in the state of South Carolina, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.

Schaeffler Expands Production Capacities

The Schaeffler Group is expanding its American plant in Fort Mill, S. C. to improve infrastructure and the working environment.

Silica Producer Building Plant in S.C.

Evonik Industries, a Germany-based specialty chemical company, is investing $120 million to build a production plant for precipitated silica in the U.S. to supply silica to tiremakers in the region. The new Evonik plant will be built near Charleston, S.C., which is close to the production facilities for tiremakers such as Continental, Michelin, Bridgestone, Giti

Michelin Working with Swisslog Distribution for New Warehouse

Michelin North America Inc. is working with Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS) to automate a new distribution center in the U.S. that will supply passenger and truck tires throughout North America. According to Swisslog, the project will cost in the upper double-digit-million euro range and consist of automating warehouse operations including receiving, tire selection

Michelin Closes Greenville, SC, Shop

Michelin North America Inc. has closed its store in Greenville, S.C., after eight years in operation, Greenville Online reports. The store sold Michelin-branded items and apparel, and also had a tire concierge who would discuss tires with visitors and help them connect with tire dealers. According a Michelin spokesperson, the store was an important presence

McCarthy Tire Service Aids South Carolina Recovery Efforts

Following the early October flooding, Pennsylvania-based McCarthy Tire Service has sent a trailer load of relief supplies to South Carolina to aid recovery efforts. McCarthy Tire Service delivered nonperishable food items, bottled water and personal care supplies to Christ Central Ministries in Columbia, S.C., which distributes relief supplies to communities in the region. The company

Conti Helping S.C. Flood Recovery

Continental AG has donated $100,000 and Continental Tire the Americas has given $15,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in recovery efforts following the recent flooding in South Carolina. “It is incredibly important that we help each other during difficult circumstances,” said Jochen Etzel, CEO of Continental Tire the Americas. “The time and resources

Michelin Raises Record $682,000 at Golf Tourney

Michelin North America raised a record $682,000 during its annual charity golf tournament. Hosted each October at golf courses in Greenville, S.C., the Michelin charity golf tournament is supported by Michelin suppliers and business partners from around the world, the tiremaker said. This is the 26th year Michelin has hosted the tournament, raising $4 million

South Carolina: On a Roll

South Carolina is on a roll. Recently dubbed the ‘It’ state, with a growing reputation for making premium cars and planes, South Carolina has long had the legacy as a leader in tire manufacturing. With four of the top 10 global tire manufacturers located in our state and a 40-year track record of making quality