Statement from Pete Selleck, Chairman and President, Michelin North America, concerning Gov. Haley's proposal to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol grounds:
"We continue to grieve for the families of the victims of the Charleston shootings, for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church community, for our state and for our nation. We respect this time of mourning and know that healing will not come easily for those personally affected by this tragedy. Michelin applauds Governor Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds and agrees that the flag must be immediately removed. We are ready to support our elected officials as they take the necessary steps to do so."
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. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. 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 about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.