Local business expanding to build factory

Twin Rivers Properties is a local success story and is continuing its growth. The locally owned and operated company is expanding to build a pre-fabricated modular construction facility to augment their mini-home park and rental operations. “These homes will be completely finished coming out of the factory,” explains Blair van Veld who co-owns the company...

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MORE proclamation signing and kick-off set for April 30

STELLARTON – The proclamation signing and kick-off for this year’s Marathon of Respect and Equality (MORE)- the 10th edition of the event- will take place Tuesday, April 30 at the Nova Scotia Community College in Stellarton at 10:30 a.m.  The annual program is designed to celebrate and bring awareness to MORE’s core goals of racial...

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Freeland visits Michelin to talk trades

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, visited the Granton Michelin location last week as part of her tour of speaking to businesses and workers that will be affected by her recent trade deal. Freeland, a writer, journalist and politician, recently finished negotiating what is being called the new NAFTA deal between Canada, the United...

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NSBI approves innovation rebate for Michelin

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of an innovation rebate for Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. Since 1971, Michelin’s Pictou County site has been home to the company’s second-largest rubber-mixing operation. The facility also produces passenger-car and light-truck tires, curing membranes and houses corporate offices. Michelin North...

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Two new projects announced for Michelin Pictou County

GRANTON – A $21 million investment, the introduction of a new winter tire line and an innovative process for semi-finished materials will create 150 new jobs and make permanent 200 existing temporary positions at the local Micheline plant. Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. today announced two new projects at its Michelin Pictou County site. Production...

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Pulling together

The rainy weather on Saturday morning didn’t stop Pictou County from pulling together — literally — as the United Way Pulling for Change event started up after a half hour delay. With 11 teams registering for this year’s event, participation may have been slightly down but the soggy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of participants...

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Torch bearer leads the way in the spirit of the Games

GRANTON — You would be hard pressed to find a more enthusiastic torch bearer than Stacey Saunders. The Stellarton resident led the local portion of the Special Olympics of Nova Scotia torch run at the Michelin plant and loved every minute of it. Carrying the torch holds a special place in her heart, Saunders said....

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Tire building project extended at Michelin in Granton

GRANTON – Good news for Pictou County from Michelin: Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. today announced an additional two years of tire building at its Granton plant to meet consumer demand for winter products. Initially, the MICHELIN® Latitude® X-Ice® Xi2™ winter tire project was announced in March 2016 for a period of two years; it...

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Came for the opportunity, stayed for the people

To the Editor: Later this summer, Michelin will celebrate 45-years of tire building at our Granton and Bridgewater sites, which built the very first Michelin tires in North America for North American drivers. In the early ’70s, Michelin arrived to set up its manufacturing sites in Nova Scotia and we were made to feel instantly...

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