GREENVILLE, S.C. (Aug. 31, 2005) — Michelin North America Inc. was named one of the 2005 Best Employers for Workers over 50 by AARP.
Michelin was the only tire maker in the list of 50 companies. Volkswagen of America Inc. also was named.
AARP said one-third of Michelin's employees are ages 50 or above, and its benefits make the company attractive.
“Our experienced workers represent a depth of knowledge that is a key business advantage for us,” said Jim Micali, chairman and president of the Greenville-based tire maker. “We've been manufacturing in the United States for more than 30 years, and many of the employees who started with us in 1975 are still with us.”