Michelins Bridgewater facility has reached another significant milestone with the production of the facilitys 100 millionth tire. The production of the 100 millionth tire is an important event for everyone here at Michelin in Bridgewater, said Dana LeBlanc, plant manager of Michelins Bridgewater facility. Since 1973 the Bridgewater facility has been a leading example throughout Michelin of producing quality tires. “Achieving this production milestone again demonstrates how Michelin in Bridgewater is dedicated to being a leader in the manufacturing sector in Nova Scotia. The Bridgewater facilitys 100 millionth tire follows expansion plans announced in July to modernize and increase tire production capacity, as well as an expansion announced in August 2006 for the steel cord products operation at the facility. The fact that the production milestone of the 100 millionth tire was reached in less than 35 years shows Bridgewaters long-standing commitment to productivity, said LeBlanc. Its one more significant achievement for Michelin in Bridgewater. Michelin’s Bridgewater facility produces steel cord products and tires for cars, light trucks and SUV’s. Michelin opened the facility in 1971 beginning with the production of steel cord product and in 1973 followed with its first passenger tire.