Anderson County Council Chair on Michelin Expansion

January 28, 2013

Michelin North America announced on Thursday, a 200 million dollar major expansion of its Starr, S.C., manufacturing plant.

The company expects the investment to create more than 100 new jobs.

Anderson County Council Chairman Francis Crowder said the future could hold even more positive news like this.

“They also stated that there were future plans in Anderson County depending on the future of the economic and the fiscal cliff situation in Washington, so that makes all of this even more exciting”, said Crowder.

Construction is underway on the Starr plant expansion, which will be adjacent to the current facility.

Crowder said it’s the cooperation between several different groups in the county which have created such a great relationship with Michelin North America.

“We appreciate the good work that our economic development people have done”, said Crowder. “We are thankful for the partnership we have with the city and chamber of commerce, as well as other business oriented groups in the county that make this relationship work with Michelin.”

Michelin said operations at the expansion should begin at some point in 2014.