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Bridgestone Plans To Invest $180 Million In Its Tire Manufacturing Facility In Wilson, North Carolina

Bridgestone Plans To Invest $180 Million In Its Tire Manufacturing Facility In Wilson, North Carolina

Introduction:

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced it will make an additional $180 million investment in its Wilson, North Carolina, passenger tire manufacturing facility.

Features:

The additional investment includes a new state-of-the-art rubber mixer, which is expected to add 16 jobs, as well as funding for innovative manufacturing processes and technologies at the Wilson facility. Groundbreaking for the new 50,000 square foot building.

The new mixer is expected in the spring of 2017 with start of production slated for the fall of 2018.

The multi-phase expansion will allow the plant to meet global demand for higher rim diameter tires, as well as improve quality and productivity while reducing costs.  Combined, the project is adding manufacturing space to accommodate new tire assembly machines, materials handling systems, curing presses and associated equipment to increase plant capacity by 3,000 tires per day, bringing daily production to 35,000 tires by 2018.

Specifications:

Name Bridgestone
Location Wilson, North Carolina
Type Passenger Tire Manufacturing Facility
Estimated Cost $180 Million

 

Source:bridgestoneamericas.com

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