Bridgestone to invest $135 million in the US
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations will invest $135 million to expand capacity at its passenger and light truck tire plant in Aiken County, South Carolina by up to 4,750 units per day. Construction is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2013 and production is expected to begin in 2Q 2013.
The project will increase plant capacity by an additional 4,750 units per day to about 29,750 units per day. Bridgestone Americas said it will expand the facility by 266,000 square feet in the main plant and mixing areas.