Posted on March 20, 2020

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

64 15

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 ( 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


Eric S. Bruner
d: 864.458.4810
m: 469.919.3263

Phil Watson
d: 864.458.4996
m: 864.423.6251

About BFGoodrich

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 50 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich 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,, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @BFGoodrichTires.

Category: Car & Light Truck

Chris | February 17, 2022 @ 8:32AM
Email Eric Bruner and Phil Watson for the latest information. Eric has a deep experience in issue management and public relations whereas Phil is great at consumer PR.

Tony | February 6, 2022 @ 12:17PM
February 6, 2022.... Still no tires available for my Jeep. Your stocks seem to be doing well even though you have slowed/stopped production. $25/share January 2020 vs. now at $35/share. However, looks like your stocks will dive soon if you don't have tires for your LOYAL customers. I will have to go with another brand now. Too bad

David Cordon | January 24, 2022 @ 9:44PM
Been waiting for KO2s 315 75 16 for way too long. It seems BFGoodrich does not considers their All Terrains an important part of their company and our vehicles essential enough to produce tires for them. It’s a shame they don’t mind loyal customers buy from the competition.

Terry T. | January 16, 2022 @ 9:33AM
Been trying to order a set of 39x13.50 17’s for months. National backorder. Gonna have to go to another brand. This is two sets of BFG’s your company has lost sales on. What gives?

Robert Davis | December 10, 2021 @ 12:51PM
How is this a temporary shut down it is December 10, 2021.
There is nothing in stock of multiple sizes of tires you guys might as well file bankruptcy and give up all your sponsorships to somebody that can produce tires at this point you’re only ripping off your old customers by not having products available so the tires can be warranted or replaced when needed instead of losing the money we pay for the extra warranties because the tires aren’t available what a joke.

Wichita ks | November 28, 2021 @ 11:35AM
K02s 315 75 16 come on start making them again that is all I run and can't get them think I'm going to switch up been running bfgs for 11 years and time to switch been waiting for 6 months

Worth Berry | October 13, 2021 @ 2:33PM
These nationwide backorders are costing you customers. I have loyaly waited for the 215/75r15 KO2 to come back in stock and am tired of waiting. Time to switch to Falken.

Michael Black | October 2, 2021 @ 5:45PM
Any timeline on your all-terrain KO 2s, I need some tires and I am looking at other brands at this point.

James Boyer | September 24, 2021 @ 12:08PM
When WILL P255/50VR16 AND P245/50VR16 BE AVAILABLE

Michael Cabral | August 7, 2021 @ 9:49PM
I finally get my Corvette situated enough that I can buy a set of tires for my car which my car currently has 20+ year old tires on it and BF Goodrich is the only manufacturer to make my tire size p255/50r16 in a non track use tire and now I can’t get any anywhere definitely not getting my car inspected and on the road this year

Sam | March 12, 2021 @ 4:55PM
When will 215/70R16 BFGoodrich - Advantage T/A Sport LT be ready to roll hopefully to Costco So Cal!

Robert Burks | February 27, 2021 @ 9:31PM
When will the ALL TERRAIN KO2 be available my local Costco is unable to order them due to them being out of stock

Shareef Mohamed Ferouz | January 11, 2021 @ 10:30AM
When will the km3’s be back in stock? Trying to order the 285’s and it’s still on back order for the past 3 months.

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

Leave a Comment