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Michelin celebrates 20 years in Covington
Michelin employees celebrated the company's 20th anniversary in Covington on Tuesday, Dec. 17. - photo by Caitlin Jett

COVINGTON, Ga. — Michelin employees — alongside members of the Newton County community — celebrated the tire company's 20th anniversary in Covington on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Lloyd Thurmon, Michelin facility personnel manager, said the company's 20th anniversary was "huge."

"We're a small portion of Michelin here, but to be here for 20 years, words can't say enough for us," Thurmon said.

The company has seen many growths over the years, from the amount of treads the company puts out annually to the number of employees working at the facility, according to Thurmon.

Among the numerous growths within the company, Thurmon was most proud of the growth in the community.

"We do a lot of community involvement now," Thurmon said. "I think that solidifies Michelin values."

In Newton County, Michelin participates in many community events, such as Toys for Tots, Project ReNeWal, local Christmas and Scare on the Square.