BFS to invest $12 million in off-the-road tire plant

Meyer, Bruce
January 2008
Rubber & Plastics News;1/14/2008, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan of Bridgestone/Firestone Off Road Tire Co. to expand the capacity of its off-the-road tire plant in Bloomington, Illinois. Bridgestone will invest $12 million over five years to expand the size of the factory and to increase the capacity of giant loader tires. Shawn Rasey, vice president of Bridgestone, explained that they needed to secure an agreement that was good for the union and the company to have stability during the investment phase.


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