DUNDEE, Scotland—Michelin executives will meet with Derek Mackay, Scotland's cabinet secretary for finance, economy and fair work, to discuss the future of the tire maker's Dundee plant.
The meeting will cover proposals from the Michelin Dundee action group, which formed after the French tire maker said that the 845-employee facility would close by mid-2020.
The action group—comprising government officials, trade unions and business leaders—then expects to hear Michelin's reaction to its various rescue plans at a scheduled meeting with the minister on Nov. 30.
Some of the proposals involve retaining tire-manufacture at the site, others include alternative options, Bob MacGregor, regional officer of the Unite trade union said.
MacGregor declined to give details, but said the action group "is focused on keeping a Michelin presence and high-quality jobs in Dundee."
Mackay said he will meet with Michelin executives who have the authority to review the situation, and that his top priority is for commercial production to continue at the site.
"We will calibrate all our efforts around industrial strategy, innovation, engineering, national manufacturing institutes…to give Dundee a fighting chance to save the plant," Mackay said.
"It is important that we showcase the positives of Dundee because that will keep Michelin interested in a future at the plant," Mackay said during a Nov. 6 parliamentary meeting in Edinburgh.