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Michelin to purchase municipal airport land next to NS factory

Company says land deal gives it the flexibility to expand its plant in Waterville.


WATERVILLE, NS — Michelin has announced it will buy half of the municipal airport land that borders its factory in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.

Company spokeswoman Deborah Carty says the $1.8-million agreement with the Kings County Municipal Airport would give the tire manufacturer flexibility should it decide to expand its plant in Waterville.

Carty says the deal will come into force once the small airport’s operations end after September 2015.

The property is located on the northern side of the airport lands, directly behind the Waterville plant.

The Municipality of the County of Kings has voted to close the airport.

The Michelin plant employs about 1,200 people.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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