Plastics & Rubber

When a car is driving down the road, there’s a good chance that the tires pounding the pavement were produced in Central South Carolina.

Thanks to our skilled workforce, our unmatched business-friendly climate, and our one-of-a-kind workforce training initiatives, Central SC has been home to Michelin for more than three decades. While tires are a large component of our region’s plastics and rubber industry, they’re just a portion of the nearly 45 companies that have facilities in one of our nine counties. Together these companies employ more than 5,000 Central South Carolinians and manufacture goods ranging from plastic bottles to high-performance polymer tubing.