- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A tire manufacturing company is planning to expand its plant in southeast Alabama.

Michelin North America officials said in a statement Monday that the company will increase production of light truck and SUV tires at its plant in Dothan. Officials say the company is planning to invest $22 million in the facility and create 40 new jobs.

Michelin officials say 560 people are currently working at the Dothan facility.

Michelin North America Chairman and President Pete Selleck says the expansion is expected to include equipment upgrades that will help boost the plant’s productivity.

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