Michelin Adds to OTR Seminars
Michelin North America has added several components to its mining tyre “best practices” seminar. The seminars are held near the company’s headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, and was developed to “equip attendees with a better understanding of how to implement practices to lower operating costs, improve productivity and extend tyre life,” MNA said.
“In addition to helping mine operators get the maximum life out of their tyres, we’re helping them become even better business people by sharing practices we have gathered from other mining companies,” said Terry Beach, director of earthmover training. “Our facility visits also give attendees a first-hand look at how our tyres are made and how they perform in different situations.”
Along with tyre and wheel maintenance best practices, the three-day session includes management topics like market intelligence and supply chain; operational factors such as speed, haul road design, road maintenance and load management; and vehicle issues like strut maintenance, alignment and bed modifications. Attendees also visit Michelin’s OTR tyre manufacturing facility in Lexington, South Carolina, and its tyre testing facility in Laurens, South Carolina. (Tire Review/Akron)