Statement from Pete Selleck, Chairman and President, Michelin North America, concerning Gov. Haley's proposal to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol grounds:
"We continue to grieve for the families of the victims of the Charleston shootings, for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church community, for our state and for our nation. We respect this time of mourning and know that healing will not come easily for those personally affected by this tragedy. Michelin applauds Governor Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds and agrees that the flag must be immediately removed. We are ready to support our elected officials as they take the necessary steps to do so."
About Michelin North America
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.