Michelin announced the world’s first-of-its-kind facility in the Upstate to build the Tweel, an airless radial tire that never goes flat.
The facility will open Nov. 20 on Griffin Road in Piedmont. It is the 10th Michelin plant in South Carolina and 16th in the United States.
Michelin representatives will hold a ceremony next Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
The Tweel was introduced last year for skid-steer loaders. Michelin announced a partnership with John Deere last month to produce the tire-wheel hybrid for the tractor company’s ZTRAK 900 model.
[Photo provided by Michelin]