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Michelin moves export supply chain distribution center to Inland Port Greer, SC

  7/30/2020 - Greenville, SC - Michelin North America will export its finished tires from its South Carolina distribution center through Inland Port Greer, which connects to the Port of Charleston via overnight rail service. The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) said Michelin's decision to move tires through Inland Port Greer builds on an existing supply chain partnership. Michelin began moving raw materials through the inland port in 2015. Inland Port Greer is about 10 miles from Michelin's 3 million-square-foot southeast distribution center in Woodruff, SC. Michelin's North American headquarters is in Greenville, SC. Julie Branham, with Michelin North America's supply chain operations, said moving tires through Inland Port Greer allows the company "to seamlessly and efficiently import materials and export tires to global markets through the Port of Charleston. Access to an efficient supply chain and port facilities is a key element of Michelin's long-term success in South Carolina, ultimately creating more jobs for residents of our state." The $27 million, five-building Woodruff distribution center, which could house 57 football fields, is the Michelin Group's largest warehouse in the world. Michelin's use of Inland Port Greer also aligns with the company's sustainability strategy, according to the SCPA, which said its analysis showed the use of rail on the route to the Port of Charleston can reduce air emissions by up to 70 percent compared to moving cargo via truck. SCPA President and CEO Jim Newsome called Michelin a valued customer and said he was "thrilled to expand on this important partnership." "Inland Port Greer offers customers efficiencies and speed to market," Newsome said. "We look forward to handling increased imports and exports for Michelin through Inland Port Greer and the Port of Charleston." The SCPA said Inland Port Greer extends the Port of Charleston's reach 212 miles inland by providing overnight rail service via Norfolk Southern. The 24/7 inland terminal can serve 90 million consumers within a 500-mile radius. Last week, the SCPA celebrated another valued customer: Walmart. The retail giant announced plans to build a $220 million, 3 million-square-foot distribution center in Dorchester County, SC, that is expected to increase volumes at the Port of Charleston by about 5 percent. Like Michelin, Walmart was drawn by port proximity and the SCPA's abilities, according to Newsome. "We are experts at moving goods just in time for global companies," he said.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

MonTech’s MCool -40°C chiller option increases range for low temperature RPA testing - click to expand

TA Instruments introduces multi-sample Discovery X3 differential scanning calorimeter - click to expand

Department of Commerce delays publication of results of anti-dumping investigation into light tires from Korean, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan - click to expand

Yokohama Rubber unifies off-highway tire operations under global entity - click to expand

Davis-Standard presents free webinar on Evolution and Advancements in Technology - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference continues today; Get Involved session held - click to expand

IMCD U.S. opens headquarters in greater Cleveland area - click to expand

ARDL expands rubber testing capabilities to include SAE J1402 - click to expand

Monday, October 19, 2020

Global silicones market will grow by $5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Tyrata begins IntelliTread Drive-Over System shipments to Japan - click to expand

Nexen updates winter tire line for Europe - click to expand

Nokian's Tennessee tire factory earns LEED v4 Silver certification - click to expand

Solvay inaugurates second bio-based solvent plant in Brazil - click to expand

Desma extends digital exhibition XpertForum until October 30 - click to expand

Friday, October 16, 2020

USTMA finds recycling of end-of-life tires stalled - click to expand

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release third quarter 2020 financial results October 29 - click to expand

Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017 - click to expand

Trinseo receives Mass Balance certification for three families of products in Europe - click to expand

Bridgestone unveils 'A Layered Journey' sustainability campaign - click to expand

Eagle Elastomer founder Neil X. McHale passed away October 10 - click to expand

Endurica software release features aging simulation for elastomers - click to expand

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dow and the Vita Group collaborate on production of flexible polyurethane foams made from recycled content - click to expand

LabsCubed opens new facility - click to expand

Brüggemann invests 32 million euros in Heilbronn headquarters - click to expand

UTH GmbH offers Technology Transfer Webinar on compounds with fine mesh straining - click to expand

Yokohama Tire to increase commercial truck tire prices December 1 - click to expand

Arkema ranks 11th in the Wall Street Journal's ranking of the world's most sustainably managed companies - click to expand

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Global polymer emulsion market forecast to reach $38.1 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Ashland solves complex challenges and is recognized as Supplier of the Year by Molded Fiber Glass Companies - click to expand

Brenntag Specialties announces distribution agreement with Interspersal Inc. - click to expand

Barry Arkles resumes position as chief executive officer of Gelest Inc. - click to expand

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies supports Trek Bicycle’s innovative suspension - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference begins Monday - click to expand

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Bridgestone supports Nashville school's automotive training center - click to expand

Falken Tires selected as original equipment supplier for 2021 Nissan Rogue - click to expand

Zochem announces price increases for all grades of zinc oxide - click to expand

Braskem America becomes an Operation Clean Sweep blue member - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow 3 percent annually through 2024 - click to expand

Continental wins Tire Technology Award with tire concept for autonomous electric taxis - click to expand

Market Reports

Brazil automotive tire market is projected to reach $2.05 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global Silicones Market will grow by$5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Global polymer emulsion market forecast to reach $38.1 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow 3 percent annually through 2024 - click to expand

Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast at $3.2 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global Electronic Adhesives Market will grow by $3.49 billion through 2024 - click to expand

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