WATERVILLE, Nova Scotia (Jan. 14) — Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.'s Waterville plant is donating $20,000 to local charities to commemorate the manufacture of the 20 millionth tire at the 23-year-old truck and industrial tire plant.
Plant Manager Grant Ferguson praised the efforts of the plant´s "skilled and dedicated workforce" for reaching this milestone. The plant employs 1,100 hourly and salaried workers.
The company is donating $1,000 each to 20 local charities that were selected by vote of the workforce, Michelin said, noting that the firm´s employees are active in volunteer work in Waterville and surrounding communities.
The Waterville plant is undergoing a $16 million upgrade to add capacity for large industrial and construction tires.