November 5, 2007

Michelin celebrates 25 years and 25 million tires at Nova Scotia facility

Waterville, Nova Scotia – Michelin’s manufacturing plant in Waterville, Nova Scotia is celebrating its 25th year of manufacturing commercial and earthmover tires, and has produced its 25th-million tire. The milestone tire was an XDA5 model, a long-haul drive tire for commercial trucks.

The Waterville plant, Michelin’s second-largest truck tire plant, opened in 1982 and manufactures heavy-duty earthmover and large industrial tires.

“I’m always saying that we like to do things ‘big’ here at the Waterville plant, so we’re very happy to celebrate two ‘big’ achievements at once,” said plant manager Grant Ferguson. “Our employees certainly have a lot to be proud of because they have worked hard and, as a result, we’ve enjoyed many significant accomplishments over the years. But to produce our 25th millionth tire in our 25th year is very unique indeed and twice the reason to be proud.”

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