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Bridgestone Opens First US Giant Off Road Radial Tire Manufacturing Facility.

South Carolina plant extends company leadership in large and ultra-large earthmoving tires for mining and aggregates applications

Tokyo, Nov 19, 2014 - (JCN) - Extending its leadership in the heavy-duty, earthmoving tire segment, Bridgestone Americas today announced the opening of its first giant off road radial tire plant. Based in Aiken County, South Carolina, the 1.5 million-square-foot manufacturing facility produces various off road radial tire products used to equip heavy haul trucks in mining and aggregates applications. The new off road radial tire plant strengthens BridgestoneAEs ability to meet the needs of its global customer base in this key segment.

"Bridgestone has made significant investments in technology and training to ensure we are producing the world's leading off road radial tires in North America," said Kazuhisa Nishigai, COO and Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation. "We remain highly committed to our mining customers around the globe and will continue to make the right investments for this important segment of our business," he added.

Bridgestone's Off Road Radial Tire Plant is the second tire manufacturing plant the company has built in Aiken County, South Carolina. Approximately 350 people now work at the new Aiken County Off Road Radial Tire Plant, and Bridgestone expects to create an additional 200 positions when the location reaches full production in the next two to three years. At present, there are approximately 2,000 people working at Bridgestone's two tire plants in Aiken County.

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