Since 1926, Firestone Natural Rubber Company has worked with the people of Liberia to create a thriving natural rubber industry and to provide critical — and, in many cases, otherwise unavailable — social services to its Liberian employees and their families. After more than 80 years of investment, the Firestone Liberia location—covering almost 200 square miles — is the largest single natural rubber operation in the world.

Firestone Liberia’s operations were not spared during Liberia’s civil war. Its factory, worker housing, schools, power transmission facilities, vehicles and hospital were severely damaged, due not only to looting and vandalism but also to 14 years during which the company was unable to invest in maintaining these critical facilities. Despite the challenges, Firestone Natural Rubber Company remains committed to the country and the people of Liberia.

The company has invested more than $135 million in projects that will help Liberia rebuild and improve living standards. New housing, schools, health care facilities and free rubber tree saplings provided to Liberian farmers are helping to secure the future for thousands of families in the country.

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