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April 2, 2019 Nashville, Tenn.

Firestone Industrial Products Plant in Williamsburg, Kentucky, Achieves Safety Milestone

Plant reaches 4 million hours worked without lost-time injury

Firestone industrial Products Wiilliamsburg Tennessee plant

Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC (FSIP), a leader in developing technology to eliminate vibration in global transportation, announced today that its Williamsburg, Kentucky, plant recently achieved a safety milestone by working 4 million hours without lost-time injury.

During its 30 years of operations, the Williamsburg FSIP plant has been the recipient of multiple safety and quality awards and certifications, including:

  • Five Kentucky Governor’s Safety and Health Awards
  • TS16949
  • ISO14001

“Safety is ingrained in our culture and is the top priority in our day-to-day operations,” said Craig Schneider, president, Firestone Industrial Products. “This culture of safety underscores the Bridgestone commitment to be an employer of choice.  The Williamsburg plant is a shining example of this commitment.”

The Williamsburg plant, which employees 500 people, is one of the company’s two manufacturing facilities located in the United States.

FSIP has an established safety program that includes training, evaluation of basic systems, internal audits, and continuous improvement. Employees at the Williamsburg plant participate in annual proactive safety activities that include identifying hidden dangers, behavioral safety observations and safety audits. Daily, monthly and quarterly meetings round out the company’s focus on workplace safety and process safety management.

FSIP is part of Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire and rubber company, and benefits from its automotive expertise and research and development efforts. The company offers a full range of air springs for the global commercial vehicle market with its two product brands, Firestone Airide™ and Airogear™, and is a preferred partner of top global vehicle manufacturers. For more information, visit the FSIP website.

This culture of safety underscores the Bridgestone commitment to be an employer of choice. The Williamsburg plant is a shining example of this commitment.
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About Firestone Industrial Products:

Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, specializes in air spring manufacturing and technology with a history of more than 80 years of research and development on technologically advanced air springs for the global marketplace. Firestone Industrial Products manufactures air springs and related products for commercial trucks and trailers, cars, sport utility vehicles, light trucks, mini vans, motor homes, buses, agricultural equipment, rail and industrial applications. The company has quality-certified manufacturing/assembly plants and technical centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

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