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Feb 16

The Largest Tire in the World Is Built at Michelin’s Midlands Plant

The French-born corporate mascot Bibendum—better known to Americans as The Michelin Man—has quite a home in Lexington County, where two of his company’s major North American manufacturing plants are located.
From modest passenger radials to giant earthmoving tires, standing 13 feet, 5 inches, with a rim size of 63 inches, weighing 5.4 metric tons and containing enough rubber for 500 car tires, Michelin’s two Lexington facilities are an integral part of the company’s dedication to better mobility for everyone.
Since 1998, Michelin has built the world’s largest tire at its facility in the Midlands, using a mountain of steel, rubber, and textile cord. …

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