Michelin Workers Benefit Habitat for Humanity - Tire Review Magazine

Michelin Workers Benefit Habitat for Humanity

Since May, more than 600 Michelin North America employees and Habitat for Humanity volunteers have given nearly 5,000 hours to build two houses in Greer, S.C.

In a dedication ceremony this week, MNA chairman and president Dick Wilkerson was on hand to present the keys to the new homeowners.

“For almost 35 years, Michelin employees have worked together to help enhance the quality of life in Upstate communities,” said Wilkerson. “Now, through four months of hard work and dedication by these volunteers, two more families have a new Upstate neighborhood to call home. It is an honor to give back to the community that has given so much to us over the years.”

This marks the second consecutive year that the tiremaker’s employees have worked together to build houses for Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. Employees pitch in to help with framing; insulating; installing drywall, doors, windows and appliances; painting; landscaping and other items. At the nationally recognized rate of $20.25 per hour for volunteer time, Michelin’s human capital contribution to this project exceeds $100,000, the company said.

“The team worked so well together,” said Ben Keese, Michelin’s project leader. “Our volunteers had a great attitude and were excited about working on these houses as a team. Throughout the building project we were able to draw upon the same principles that help contribute to the success of the organization: preparation, planning, hard work, safety and – of course – teamwork.” (Tire Review/Akron)

You May Also Like

BKT becomes member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber’

GPSNR brings together natural rubber producers, traders, tire manufacturers and other industry partners to promote sustainable solutions.

OTR-tire-feature-– BKT-Earthmax-Sand-Pic-1400

BKT has announced its membership of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). BKT said it is thus taking a further step in promoting long-term sustainable practices, culminating in a more environmentally conscious and friendly production in line with the principles defined by GPSNR.

Natural rubber production holds several opportunities for improvement in both environmental and social terms, BKT said. The expansion of rubber plantations is likely to influence tropical forests, but by means of sustainable practices, it is possible to protect biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Similarly, ensuring dignified working conditions and respecting workers' rights on rubber plantations is central to promoting an ethical and sustainable industry, according to BKT.

PRT launches 28 new complete struts in North America

These products expand coverage to nearly 6 million vehicles.

Doran releases 360OTR tire monitoring system

The system can be integrated with telematics devices to provide off-vehicle communications of tire pressure and temperature data.

Akebono names new regional sales manager

Erick Kinnunen joins Akebono with more than 40 years of experience in aftermarket sales, training and management.

TEXA runs car diagnostic tool promotion

The promotion is active through Aug. 31.

Other Posts
ATD opens regional distribution center in McDonough, Georgia

The new facility will support 22 distribution centers across Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

GRI expands footprint in South America

GRI said its goal is not just to sell specialty tires, but to contribute to the region’s growth through its focus on sustainability.

Aperia’s Halo Tire Inflator accrues over 100 billion miles

The company said its Halo Tire Inflator has saved over 716,000 metric tons of CO2.

Electronic Specialties releases Pro Auto Test Lead Kit

The kit includes a full range of accessory test leads designed for automotive, heavy-duty and marine electrical troubleshooting