Michelin reassigning positions

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Michelin Canada is reassigning positions at its plant in Granton because of a surplus in inventory.

 

Michelin is reassigning positions at the plant in Granton, Pictou County.

Michelin Canada is reassigning positions at its plant in Granton because of a surplus in inventory.

“After thanksgiving we are adjusting production at the Michelin Pictou County plant, to manage current inventory,” Deborah Carty, communications director at Michelin Canada confirmed to The News today. “Michelin employees affected by this adjustment will be reassigned to other positions at the plant.”

She said that in manufacturing, production levels fluctuate and that to deal with that they have to adjust production at the plant.

“We are reassigning Michelin employees to other areas at our Pictou County plant to manage our current inventory levels. Inventory levels change constantly due to demand in the markets for products.”

With fluctuating market demands, she said they cannot predict the duration of this production adjustment.

The company is currently communicating directly with the employees who are impacted at the site. She said she could not comment on how many employees are affected because it is personnel issue.

She said she also wasn’t able to comment on the percentage of the production affected by the change.

“Michelin does not release information regarding production numbers or percentages publicly due to competitive reasons,” she stated.

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  • dl
    September 12, 2013 - 17:54

    b g wall "We are reassigning Michelin employees to other areas at our Pictou County plant" What don't you understand?

  • Me
    September 12, 2013 - 16:07

    they are moving people to different shops. Contractors will be let go and flex employees will be laid off.

  • dennis
    September 12, 2013 - 15:21

    it means that the contract workers the Dave Shannen has will be laid off and the full time Michelin employees will be moved from there current positions and full fill the contractors work.

  • b g wall
    September 12, 2013 - 13:58

    as a worker in manufacturing for 10 years ,purchasing for 12 years & sales for 15 years this the first time i have heard of reassigning positions could someone explain what this means does someone that is in production of tires go into sales?

    • beenthere
      September 12, 2013 - 16:25

      They try to reassign folks to other production posts with similar skill requirements. When that's not possible, they might be trained for something they've never done before; but going from building tires to Sales would be very unusual.

    • smart move
      September 12, 2013 - 17:06

      good to see, the other option would be to lay people off.

    • burnsy
      September 12, 2013 - 18:22

      Production at Michelin covers a lot so they may reassign the affected people elsewhere in the plant. This is what I admire about Michelin, they are not quick to lay off, but makes adjustments instead.