International to build South Carolina tire recycling facility
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the South
Carolina Department of Commerce, Berkeley County and the Charleston
Regional Development Alliance said that Tire International, a
tire recycler and maker of rubber products, is establishing a
new recycling and manufacturing facility in Berkeley County.
The $25 million investment is expected to generate 150 new jobs.
Tire International has established a third-generation recycling
and manufacturing operation in Moncks Corner. The company is
currently in the process of upgrading its facility there to prepare
for full operations. The company previously based its tire recycling
and rubber manufacturing work in China, but now is bringing all
of those operations to Berkeley County.
Gov. Nikki Haley said, “Tire International’s $25 million job-creating
investment in the Lowcountry – that is expected to generate as
many as 1,000 jobs – is something we’re going to celebrate.”
At the plant, Tire International will recycle tires by breaking
them down into raw materials and will produce finished consumer
products including environmentally responsible and high quality
commercial and residential flooring, artificial fields, playgrounds,
landscaping materials and rubberized asphalt.
Tire International will be ramping up during the summer and fall
and expects to have the plant fully operational by the end of
the year. The company plans to begin hiring for the new positions
at the end of September and will work with readySC during the