Giti Tire officially breaks ground at 11 a.m. Thursday to start construction of its Richburg plant near I-77 and S.C. 9. The Singapore-based company, which announced plans to build the plant in June, expects it to open in 2017. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at Giti Tire and the Chester County plant.
1: The number of tire manufacturing plants Giti Tire will have in the United States when the Richburg facility opens.
4: Giti Tire brands sold in the United States: Dextero, GT Radial, Primewell and Runway.
8: Giti Tire plants operating in Asia.
1,000 to 1,200: Construction workers needed to build the tire plant.
1,700: Jobs expected when the plant is fully operating.
30,000: Tires expected to be made daily at the Richburg plant.
1.8 million: Square feet for phase one of the plant. Construction of a second 1.8 million-square-foot building could start soon after initial construction is complete.
3 million: Tons of dirt that will be moved during construction at the Richburg site.
$23 million: Value of the 1,152 acres Giti Tire acquired for its Richburg plant.
$37.8 million: Value of a grant from the S.C. Coordinating Council on Economic Development to Giti to buy the plant site and make improvements.
$560 million: Giti’s investment in its new U.S. plant.