Extension of tire building project announced at Michelin NA

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Michelin North America (NA) is to continue winter tires production for a further two years at its Pictou County facility in Nova Scotia, Canada. Initially the project to increase capacity for the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2 was scheduled for a period of two years; it has now been extended until May 2020.

“We continue to have significant customer demand for this winter product line and are certainly pleased to extend this project at our Michelin Pictou County site until 2020 to meet this need,” said Jeff MacLean, president, Michelin North America.

“Michelin has been building tires in Nova Scotia for over 46 years and we are proud to continue to build Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2 for our Canadian winters and our export markets.”

Existing tire building equipment will be used to produce the tires and no additional investment will be required.

Currently, the Michelin Pictou County site houses a high-performance car tire production shop, tire membrane production and a large rubber mixing operation, as well as the company’s Canadian corporate offices.

July 5, 2017

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