August 23, 2006
Nova Scotia plant produces 200 millionth Michelin tire in Canada
Pictou, Nova Scotia – Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. has announced that its Pictou, Nova Scotia plant has produced the company’s 200_millionth tire, in the 35th year of manufacturing in the province. The milestone tire was a Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus, an original equipment fitment for the Toyota Camry.
“This is a significant milestone for the plants in Nova Scotia,” says Grant Ferguson, plant manager of Michelin’s Waterville Facility. “Each plant has contributed to the overall success and record of achievements attained at Michelin in Canada. For 35 years, the Michelin facilities in Nova Scotia have been manufacturing quality products and tires for the North American markets.”
Michelin located to Nova Scotia in 1969, and began production for the North American market in 1971 in Pictou County, followed by Bridgewater in 1971 and Waterville in 1982. The company employs about 3,500 people across Nova Scotia and is the third-largest private sector employer in the province, with exports second only to that of the oil and gas industry. Pictou and Bridgewater produce passenger car and light truck tires, while Waterville manufactures heavy-duty, earthmover and large industrial tires.