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Oliver Rubber tire plant turns 50

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Oliver Rubber is celebrating 50 years of production at its Asheboro, N.C. tire plant.

The company marked the occasion by inviting employees and their families, community leaders and other guests to the plant for a day of music, food and camaraderie.

“For 50 years, the Asheboro facility has manufactured Oliver Rubber’s innovative and quality tread rubber products providing customers with high-value mobility solutions,” said Ralph Dimenna, chief operating officer for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “But we want to celebrate the people behind these products. Their vision and dedication has contributed to this facility’s longevity and success. We are proud that Oliver’s Asheboro team is part of the Michelin family.”

The tire plant was built in 1965 by the Harrelson Rubber Company. The company was bought in 1982 by Oliver, which injected US$2.5 million into the plant, doubling its capacity. In 2007, Michelin bought Oliver Rubber and it is now operated as a wholly owned subsidiary.