Anderson manufacturer expands to make parts for new GM line.

Michelin isn't the only French auto supplier growing its Upstatefootprint.

Levallois Cedex-headquarteredPlastic Omniumplans to invest $17.7 million in its 5100 Pearman Dairy Road location to ramp up for the production of bumpers and tailgates forGeneral Motor'snew Lyric electric vehicle.

"With over a 25-year presence in Anderson, S.C., Plastic Omnium is happy to announce further investments and jobs," Patrick Le Garrec, Plastic Omnium's president and CEO for the Americas, said in a news release. "It underlines the attractivity of the automotive business in South Carolina, the growth of Plastic Omnium and its long-term commitment in this region strengthening the group's relationship with its customers."

The company also will upgrade existing injection molding machines and paint lines with the addition of new equipment in an expansion projected to create 76 jobs. The expansion is expected to reach completion by February 2022.

"Plastic Omnium has been a mainstay here in Anderson for many years now," Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn said in the release. "Their $17.7 million expansion and 76 new jobs they bring with this announcement shows why we are glad they...

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