Oct 18, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Facilities Receive General Motors Company 2017 Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Barry Owens, vice president, Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group

To achieve GM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award consistently for the past several years underscores Bridgestone's commitment to consistently achieve high standards of quality, delivery and customer care in support of our customers.

Barry Owens, vice president, Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group

Aiken, South Carolina, and Wilson, North Carolina, passenger tire plants recognized by GM

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced that its Aiken County, South Carolina, and Wilson, North Carolina passenger tire manufacturing plants received the General Motors Co. (GM) 2017 Supplier Quality Excellence Award. Among all of GM’s suppliers around the world, this award recognizes production plants and facilities that meet GM’s stringent set of quality performance criteria, including product quality and certification of GM’s required quality management system.

“This award is a testament to the outstanding efforts of our manufacturing teammates to continually deliver products that meet the highest standards of quality and performance,” said Shannon Quinn, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “We value our longstanding relationship with GM and are honored to receive this prestigious award.”

This is the first year the Aiken County Passenger and Light Truck Tire Plant has received this award. The plant plays a key role in the company’s manufacturing footprint, producing passenger and light truck tires for original equipment manufacturers and retail sale.

This is the fourth consecutive year the Wilson Passenger and Light Truck Tire Plant has achieved this prestigious distinction from GM. Wilson has been a leader in tire manufacturing innovation and was one of the first Bridgestone plants to produce DriveGuard run-flat tires, the first full line of premium, all season replacement tires engineered to go up to 50 miles* to safety after a puncture.

“To achieve GM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award consistently for the past several years underscores Bridgestone's commitment to consistently achieve high standards of quality, delivery and customer care in support of our customers,” said Barry Owens, vice president, Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group. “This award belongs to the dedicated teammates across our global organization who bring value and innovation to partners like GM.”

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*At a maximum speed of 50 mph. Reparability depends on the tire damage, amount of pressure loss and vehicle operating conditions.