Posted on March 20, 2020

Michelin North America Begins Partial Production Shutdown In Response to COVID-19

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Michelin North America, Inc., will begin a temporary, phased shutdown of some of its tire production facilities in the United States and Canada due to the broad effects of COVID-19.

This phased suspension of some manufacturing will begin immediately and, based on the current outlook, will last for at least two weeks. The affected production currently excludes vital and critical tires for the country’s economic continuity.

Distribution and logistics activities will continue to support customers through existing inventories. The Company is monitoring conditions closely and has established appropriate contingency plans, prepared to adjust as the situation evolves.

Michelin remains focused on the health and well-being of its employees and communities, and the Company is developing plans and revising policies to mitigate the financial impacts of this temporary shutdown on its employees.

The Company will continue to follow closely all guidelines and directions from state, local or provincial governments, with the goal of limiting the spread of the virus and consequences of the pandemic for employees, customers and partners.

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.

Contacts:

Eric S. Bruner
e: eric.bruner@michelin.com
d: 864.458.4810
m: 469.919.3263

Phil Watson
e: phil.watson@michelin.com
d: 864.458.4996
m: 864.423.6251

About BFGoodrich

With more than 100 years of heritage, BFGoodrich® Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 45 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich Tires delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high-performance street to off-road terrain with one common theme — extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.

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2 Comments

James Baughman | October 1, 2020 @ 3:37PM
Have had 4 bfg KM3 33x12.50R15's on backorder since 8/13/2020. What is the issue? I get the Whole safety Covid crap but now Im being told by one of your venders I might get them after the second week of October!! This is crazy! I have a jeep that has to be done in 2 weeks for a customer and he only wants the KM3's. Now what? Thanks for the let down.

Gary Ramey | August 11, 2020 @ 10:19PM
Damn shame you refused to give me 1 tire size larger to remedy your out of round tires on my truck. Those out of round tires are tearing up , wearing out my steering, suspension and drive train on my brand new truck I bought

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