GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 20)—Michelin North America Inc. will spend $30 million in the coming year to add capacity for agricultural tires at its Lexington, S.C., plant. A new manufacturing area within the Lexington facility is slated for full-scale production of Michelin ag tires for the original and replacement markets by the end of summer 2001, the company said. "The new facility in Lexington will enable Michelin to meet North American demand for our agricultural tire products and have a significant impact on the market," said Patrick Riou, vice president of marketing and sales for Michelin North America Agricultural Tires. "This will enhance the quality of service to North American tractor manufacturers, tire dealers and farmers." The Greenville-based firm opened the Lexington earthmover plant in 1998.