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Bridgestone Americas Announces Expansion Of Warren County Tire Plant




Bridgestone Americas Announces Expansion Of Warren County Tire Plant





Estimated Cost:

$40 million



Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced it is expanding the company’s Warren County, Tenn. commercial truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing facility as part of a three-year, $40 million investment to meet market demand and address emerging customer needs.


“Bridgestone continues to optimize its production operations in order to respond to changing global market trends and increased demand,” said Greg Harris, executive director, Commercial Manufacturing, Bridgestone Americas. “Warren County is one of the company’s most productive operations, and this investment will further improve the plant’s global competitive position by expanding production capacity for TBR tires.”

The expansion will focus on the addition of 32,000 square feet of manufacturing space to accommodate new equipment that will increase plant capacity by 275 tires per day, bringing daily production to 9,400 tires per day by the end of 2020.

“The expansion of our manufacturing operations in Warren County is an important step in our efforts to meet the evolving needs of fleet customers,” said Eric Higgs, president, truck, bus and retread tires, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “In addition to increasing capacity, this investment will improve our capability to deliver next-generation products that help make mobility more efficient.”