Michelin resumes mining tire production at South Carolina plant

Starr, South Carolina – Michelin North America Inc. has resumed production of giant mining tires at its 5-year-old earthmover tire plant in Starr, where production was suspended in late 2015 in the wake of slowing global demand for mining tires.

Michelin started the process of “re-energising” the plant a few months ago and already is turning out a limited number of tires a day, according to Bruce Brackett, head of global mining for Michelin.

The company will ramp up production steadily over the coming months, Brackett said,…

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