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Manufacturing Plant, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Manufacturing Plant, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Roll call.
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%.
Project Data
Goodyear Manufacturing Plant 2015-10033-000
Walbridge
San Luis Potosi, MEXICO
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
RSF/GSF
1,200,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
Project Team
  • Louis Hartman
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Bradley Rohloff
    PE, LEED AP
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Andrea Paupert
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Shaun Rihacek
    LEED AP
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Matthew Majchrzak
    Associate
    Electrical Engineering
  • Carl Williams
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Michael Wysocki
    Associate
    Electrical Engineering
  • Nicholas Clark
    RA
    Architecture + Design
  • Scott Morgan
    PE
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Lauren Roller
    PE
    Associate
    Structural Engineering
  • Timothy Reamer
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Electrical Engineering Leader
  • Matthew Bednarczyk
    RA
    Architecture + Design
A zero-waste tire manufacturing facility gets up to speed.
Manufacturing Plant, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Roll call.