Michelin Dedicates New Plant in Upstate for “Tweel”
Eight years ago, we interviewed our next guest's company about a revolutionary new tire design that combined the benefits of a radial tire, such as improved traction and longer wear, into one that requires no air. Since then, it has been tested on wheelchairs, Segways, passenger cars, and NASA moon rovers and for the past two years successfully sold for use on front-end loaders, proving the demand. Which has resulted in the recent announcement of a $50 million plant in the Upstate to manufacture the tire.
Mike Switzer interviews Ralph Dimenna, vice president of Michelin Tweel Technologies in Greenville, SC.