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Two-year tire building project announced for Michelin Pictou County


Between 70 and 90 jobs will be added at Michelin’s Pictou County plant as the company temporarily increases tire production at the site.

The Michelin plant in Granton, Pictou County has announced it willtemporarily increases tire production at the site, creating between 70 and 90 jobs.

Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. announced the temporary production increase Monday and said it is needed to meet increased consumer demand for winter products.

“Simply put, our customers want more of our tires for our challenging winters,” said Jeff MacLean, president, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. “To meet this need, we will be building more MICHELIN X-ICE Xi2 for both the Canadian and export markets.”

The two-year project will add up to 90 temporary and contract jobs at the Michelin Pictou County site, starting as early as June of this year. The temporary positions will be filled with current Michelin Pictou County employees, returning Michelin retirees and contractors.

Currently, the Michelin Pictou County site employs about 560 people and is home to 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.

Existing tire building equipment will be used for the additional tire volume, and no additional investment is required for this project. 



“This is good news for our site and our community,” MacLean said. “Our Michelin Pictou County team welcomes the opportunity to build more tires for our customers in Canada, the U.S. and overseas.”

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