Michelin announces 2 week shutdown affecting Ardmore plant

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ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - Michelin North America has announced a temporary phased shutdown of some of its tire production facilities, including the Ardmore plant, due to the effects of COVID-19.

Michelin says the phased suspension will begin immediately and last at least two weeks. The affected areas exclude vital and critical tires, distribution and logistics. Employees at the Ardmore plant were told it will close Tuesday.

News 12 is told the company is still reviewing payroll policies to determine whether employees will be paid during the shutdown.

Michelin says it will continue to follow guidelines set by state and local governments with the goal of limiting the spread of COVID-19.