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)

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