A zero-waste tire manufacturing facility gets up to speed.
Where the rubber (hits) the road.
HED partnered with Goodyear to build a new, 1,200,000 square foot tire factory on a small 100-acre site in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Ideally positioned to serve Goodyear’s customer base in North, Central and South America, the new tire factory is Goodyear’s most technologically advanced—and environmentally-friendly—to date, contributing zero waste to landfills and using zero solvents while producing over 27,000 tires a day. Capable of producing low-carbon, plant matter-derived tires, the facility also employs natural gas, energy-efficient LED lighting, and state-of-the-art dust collection equipment. Additional amenities include office space, a training and conference center and a future soccer field.
Working in partnership with Walbridge De Mexico and Gala & Associates, HED completed the design / build portion of the project in only eight months. Breaking ground just one month into design, the entire design/build/occupy schedule was completed during a blistering 20-month schedule. To achieve this expedited timeline, the team pursued an aggressive fast-track project design plan. The approach included working in a BIM environment to enhance interdisciplinary coordination and streamline the incorporation of Goodyear’s equipment information; shortening shop drawing and RFI approval deadlines; and ensuring changes in scope did not impact the total timeline. The company’s first project delivery method of this kind, the plan reduced plant construction costs by millions and radically impacted Goodyear’s business model, expediting production from six years to only 20 months and reducing speed-to-market by nearly 300%.