Wilson Welcomes News of Michelin Expansion in Midlands

May 9, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after Michelin of North America announced it will be creating more than 270 new jobs by expanding capacity and investing an additional $200 million in its Lexington, South Carolina, facility:


“This is great news for the people of the Midlands. Since 1981, Michelin has invested over $1 billion in its Lexington plant. By expanding operations with an additional $200 million commitment for that plant, Michelin will create another 270 jobs. Michelin’s increased presence in the Second Congressional District ensures it will be here to stay for a long time.    

“I would like to commend the efforts of the Lexington County Council along with economic leaders in the state. I am grateful for South Carolina’s right to work laws which allow large corporations like Michelin to thrive.”