Giti Tire, a leading international tire manufacturer, based in Singapore announced their new $560 million plant last year, promising to create about 1,700 jobs for our region.
The plant is being built just south of Rock Hill, SC in Chester County.
Construction workers have now cleared the site for the 1.8 million-square-foot plant. The company is currently waiting for finalized air permits before starting construction on the unusually long building. Raw materials enter in one end and tires exit at the other end.
Giti Tire’s first North American manufacturing facility, its ninth worldwide – will produce both passenger and light truck tires. Workers at the 1.8-million-square-foot plant will both make and distribute tires. The company brands include GT Radial and Primewell.
Here is the promo video Giti Tire released for it’s new Chester County home;
Giti Tire’s investment, the number of jobs and the likelihood of spinoff economic development thrilled Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey.
After the Giti announcement, the Lash Group and LPL Financial Carolinas each said they will build new facilities in Fort Mill.
The Lash Group plans to invest $90 million in a new company headquarters for up to 2,400 employees.
LPL Financial plans to invest at least $150 million in a new regional headquarters for up to 3,000 workers.
Both companies are locating in the Kingsley North business park at S.C. 160 and I-77.