Michelin's Lexington, SC site is home to its radial passenger plant and earthmover facility. Established in 1981, Michelin's passenger plant produces tires for family sedan, minivan and luxury touring and high performance cars. The plant occupies 1.2 million square feet and employs approximately 1,400 people.
In 1998, Michelin expanded the site and added the earthmover facility. This facility produces tires for front end loaders. The earthmover facility has added an additional 825,000 square feet to the site since it was built in 1998, and it employs approximately 500 employees. Together the site spans over two million square feet and produces some of the largest tires in the world.