Michelin North America, Inc. is moving forward with plans to build a new distribution center in Spartanburg County, S.C., as part of a $270 million investment that will create 350 new jobs, Gov. Nikki Haley’s office announced Monday.

Gov. Haley stated:

“Michelin has been one of South Carolina’s most important business partners since its doors opened in Greenville County over four decades ago. Both our state and this fantastic company have grown tremendously over the course of this partnership, and we couldn’t be more excited to see that growth and success continue with this $270 million investment that means 350 new jobs for South Carolinians.” 

Michelin North America’s Chairman and President, Pete Selleck said the new distribution center will help better serve customers across North America. Below is a statement from Selleck:

“The Spartanburg distribution facility will cap a multi-year evolution of Michelin’s distribution network in North America. We see it as a transformational milestone designed to better serve our customers while optimizing inventories and improving supply efficiency. We are grateful for the relationships we’ve enjoyed with local government leaders in Spartanburg County for more than 35 years. With additional support at the state level, these leaders have helped us advance this important project, which enables our company to meet growing customer demands for Michelin tires in multiple business segments.” 

Michelin is one of the largest corporations in South Carolina and is headquartered in Greenville. The company designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, and farm equipment.

The Michelin Distribution Center will be located intersection of Highways 101 and 417 in the Woodruff area, within a short distance of seven existing Michelin tire plants across the Upstate and the company’s Greenville-based headquarters.

The distribution center will feature five buildings that will make up a total of approximately 3.3 million square-feet.

The center will support distribution of tires under Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and agricultural equipment. 

Construction on the new center is expected to begin in late 2016. The first phase is projected to open in late 2017 and the complete facility will open in early 2019.