Nova Scotia invests $4.4 million in Michelin plant

$36-million expansion will create 36 jobs at Bridgewater plant
||Last Updated: 09/11/2006

Michelin Canada is expanding its facility in Bridgewater, N.S., a $36-million project that will result in the creation of more than 30 jobs.

The province of Nova Scotia is investing about $4.4 million to help expand and modernize the steel cord products operation at the facility, while the tire manufacturer is putting up $32 million. But the expansion is about more than the 36 jobs to be created in 2008, said Premier Rodney MacDonald, it's about encouraging big employers to stay in the province.

"Attracting continued investment from global companies like Michelin is a key factor to building a prosperous economy and providing stable, long-term employment in our local communities," said MacDonald.