Bridgestone Americas announced that it is expanding the company’s Warren County, Tenn. commercial truck and bus radial (TBR) tyre manufacturing facility as part of a three-year, $40 million investment to meet market demand and address emerging customer needs.
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 tyres/day, bringing daily production to 9,400 tyres/day by the end of 2020, the company says in a Press release.
The Warren County tyre plant has a long history of outstanding performance and best practices in manufacturing. The facility shipped its one millionth tyre in 1993 and its 60 millionth tyre in June 2017. Expansions and upgrades contributed to additional increases in production to reach the 9,125 tyres it currently produces daily.