Posted on January 22, 2021

Michelin Honors Essential Workers, Encourages Continued Safety Vigilance

  • Teaming with tire dealers, Michelin recognizes essential workers in Alabama, Indiana and SouthCarolina
  • Individuals demonstrated selfless community service during the pandemic
  • Recognition serves as encouragement for Michelin communities to continue following safety protocols

GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 18, 2020 — In its ongoing support of its communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michelin North America Inc. is recognizing local essential workers who kept their community moving forward and have served as an example of continued safety vigilance.

Unsung community heroes in Alabama, Indiana and South Carolina, all states where Michelin has significant operations, were recognized this week with a certificate of appreciation and a new set of MICHELIN® CrossClimate®2 or BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO2 tires. Those recognized were chosen for going above and beyond to support their community during the pandemic and keeping it safe by following safety protocols. The CrossClimate2 and All-Terrain KO2 tires were chosen as the recognition gift because of their capability to get essential workers where they need to be in virtually any weather.

“The people we choose to honor have looked beyond their own interests in keeping their communities safe and moving forward,” said Michelin brand director Matthew Cabe. “They serve as an example of what it looks like to stay strong and steadfast in the fight against COVID-19. As winter sets in, we want to thank these individuals and enable them to continue serving their communities on safe tires in any weather.”

There were 25 citizens honored across the three states. It was a diverse group that spanned from school custodians to non-profit volunteers to firefighters to health professionals. But one thing they all had in common was selfless service during a difficult year.

Michelin teamed with five tire dealers on the recognition, with Michelin providing tires and the local dealerships providing installation. The dealers partnering with Michelin include:

  • Belle Tire in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
  • Bolton James Tire and Alignment in Spartanburg, S.C.
  • JacMac Tire Company in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Jim Whaley Tires in Dothan, Ala.
  • Welborn Tire Pros in Anderson, S.C.

Michelin has supported its communities throughout the pandemic with initiatives that have included giving masks to hospitals, donating money to community relief efforts and providing meals for healthcare workers. This recognition of essential workers was a continuation of this support and a way to encourage other community members to follow their examples of safety vigilance.

About Michelin North America, Inc.

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to sustainably enhancing its clients’ mobility; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. 



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Melanie Richardson | January 11, 2022 @ 10:05AM
Thank you for recognizing local essential workers who kept their community moving in those states what about North Carolina mainly Norwood, NC

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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com