The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced that it has created a Tire Manufacturers Council to evaluate and propose policies relating to the manufacture of tires in South Carolina.
Members include Michelin North America, Bridgestone Americas Inc. and Continental Tire the Americas, who have committed nearly $3 billion in expansions in the state. Steve Evered, vice president of government affairs for Michelin, serves as chairman of the Tire Manufacturers’ Council. The chair will rotate annually.
“South Carolina will soon become the largest tire manufacturing state in the country and currently ranks first among states in tire exports,” Evered said in a statement, adding that the council is “an acknowledgement of the significant impact of the industry on the state’s economy.”