A zero-waste tire manufacturing facility gets up to speed.
Where the rubber (hits) the road.
HED partnered with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to build a 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 manufacturing 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.
In partnership with Walbridge De Mexico and Gala & Associates, HED delivered the entire design/build/occupy schedule in only 20 months. The design/build portion of the project was completed in eight months, with initial construction beginning only one month into design.
To achieve this blistering pace, 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, compressing shop drawing and RFI approval deadlines, and ensuring changes in scope did not impact the total timeline. This approach reduced 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%.