Giti Tire Group of Singapore will spend $560 million to bring 1,700 jobs to Chester County for a tire plant that will eventually make 5 million tires a year. The company (name pronounced “Gee-Tee”) will produce tires at a 1.8 million-square-foot plant that will be built at the industrial mega-site on Interstate 77, south of S.C. Highway 9, near Richburg. S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley announced the project this morning at the county’s Gateway Conference Center in Richburg. She says Giti looked for a community that would welcome its corporate family.
“What they wanted was a community that would be proud of the product,” Haley says. “We are the nation’s tire capital, and Giti’s decision to come to our state is another great sign that our economic development efforts are paying off for the hardworking people of South Carolina. We celebrate Giti Tire’s $560 million investment that will create 1,700 new jobs in our growing tire industry.”