The warehouse at one of the two Michelin factories fully dedicated to the production of BFGoodrich tyres will more than treble in size through a US$8 million investment. Michelin North America shares that the warehouse of its BFGoodrich factory in Tuscaloosa (Alabama, USA) will increase from 29,000 square feet to 92,000 square feet (8,550 square metres). This expansion will result in a storage capacity more than nine times greater than at present. Construction work on the project begins in August and is expected to be completed early next year, with the enlarged warehouse operational in the second quarter of 2017.
“The expansion of the storage facility will help us further improve customer service, especially geographically in key BFGoodrich tyre markets,” said Greg Leikvold, plant manager at the Tuscaloosa site. “The expansion will result in more agility and will improve our overall delivery efficiency.”
The BFGoodrich tyre plant in Tuscaloosa was set up in 1945 and today specialises in the production of car and light truck tyres. Michelin’s Fort Wayne, Indiana factory also specialises in the production of BFGoodrich tyres.