Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Michelin is expanding its presence in South Carolina with a project officials say will create 100 new jobs.
Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that the tire maker is spending $200 million to expand its rubber production plant in Anderson County.
Officials say the expansion is needed to keep up with increasing demand.
The news is Michelin's second announced expansion in less than a year. In April, the company announced its plans to invest $750 million in facilities in Anderson and Lexington counties, creating about 500 jobs.
More than a third of Michelin's 22,000 North American employees work in South Carolina. The tire maker built its first American plant in the state in 1973.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)