DOTHAN, Ala. (May 14)—The Business Council of Alabama has named Michelin North America Inc.'s Dothan tire plant an Alabama Manufacturer of the Year, citing the unit's excellence in leadership, performance, profitability and work force relations.
Winning manufacturers are selected by an independent panel of judges, Michelin said, who look for demonstrations of superior performance in customer focus, employee commitment, operational excellence, continuous improvement, profitable growth and investment in training and retraining.
One winner is named each year in three different categories based on the number of employees. Dothan was recognized in the large category, more than 300 employees. The 25-year-old Dothan plant makes Michelin light truck and sport-utility vehicle tires for both the original equipment and replacement markets.