Posted by Emily Hetzel on November 10, 2023

Michelin Manufacturing Site Welcomes Local Veterans for Commemoration of Veterans Day


LEXINGTON, S.C. – Today the Michelin North America, Inc. facility in Lexington that manufactures tires for the mining industry welcomed a group of more than 30 veterans onsite.  

The veterans were treated to lunch and remarks by plant leadership. Each veteran also received a commemorative Veterans Day Michelin t-shirt.  

This is the first time the Michelin Lexington site has hosted an event of this nature to honor the service of veterans.  

“Our people are the heartbeat of our operations, and in Lexington, the spirit of service is woven into our identity, with veterans comprising nearly 10% of our workforce,” said Jeff Cima, director at the Lexington mining facility. “With historic Fort Jackson nearby, we are a community that holds deep gratitude for our military members past and present. As we welcome local veterans to our plant, we celebrate and uphold the strong legacy that connects us all.” 

Michelin North America has a strong relationship with current and former military members, including an employee business resource group to recognize veterans’ experiences and mentor employees. The company has been named a best employer for veterans by Forbes magazine.     

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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. (