Michelin will resume Mexican tire production in May

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Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) will start building tires in Mexico next month through its newly created AutoPartes Internacionales de Queretaro (APIQ) operating division.

APIQ, which is based in Queretaro, Mexico, will start with a 100-person workforce that will ramp up to more than 400 employees by the end of the year, according to MNA officials.

APIQ will at first manufacture BFGoodrich brand radial passenger tires for both the Mexican market and export.

MNA closed its original Queretaro factory during 2000. The plant made Uniroyal brand tires.

Michelin also sold its Tacuba, Mexico, plant that same year to Mexican tiremaker CIA Hulera Tornel.

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