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When viewed from above, Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds (MLPG) in South Carolina looks like a large motorsports complex. But in reality, it is a vast 3,500-acre scientific laboratory devoted to the research and development of tires and vehicles. MLPG is Michelin’s on-vehicle test site for all of North America, and it is one of the largest testing facilities of its type in the world. It is here that Michelin tests and evaluates its tires in a never-ending effort to provide products that deliver outstanding performance, reliability and the highest quality.
MLPG is also a destination for vehicle manufacturers and others who use it for testing, driver training, special events and more. There are more than a dozen individual test tracks supported by state-of-the-art technology and a highly experienced staff of engineers, professional test drivers and support personnel. Because our customers have all of these resources at their disposal instead of having to arrange for everything on their own, they can focus exclusively on accomplishing their objectives. In fact, many organizations have discovered they can accomplish more here in a single day than they can at multiple other facilities over many days.
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MLPG is located between Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina, and within a few hours drive of both Atlanta and Charlotte. With easy airport access and a temperate climate, it’s an ideal venue for testing year-round, including most days during the winter.
For organizations concerned about security and privacy, MLPG is a perfect solution. Shielded from view by a forest and protected by on-site security, perimeter fencing and other measures, the facility was designed from the ground up to protect against prying eyes and unwanted exposure. In addition, trained emergency medical technicians equipped with fire and rescue equipment are on-site 7 days a week from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, with special coverage available by arrangement.
MLPG is available for lease by organizations for confidential testing and special events.