Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in tires and sustainable mobility solutions, announced its truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing plant in LaVergne, Tennessee is celebrating 50 years of operations this year. The LaVergne Tire Plant began manufacturing TBR tires in 1972 and continues to play a vital role in the local community today by employing more than 1,000 people.
“This is a historic milestone that we are proud to reach thanks to the dedication of so many who have invested in our plant – first and foremost, our teammates and retirees, as well as the ongoing support of our customers and the local community,” said Shane Petty, plant manager, LaVergne Tire Plant, Bridgestone Americas.
During its 50 years in operation, the LaVergne Tire Plant has received several certifications and awards, including the Tennessee Green Partnership and Outstanding Achievement Award in Air Quality from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The LaVergne Tire Plant and its teammates embody the Bridgestone E8 Commitment through numerous partnerships and community volunteer projects, including long-time support of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
To learn more about the LaVergne Tire Plant, visit BridgestoneAmericas.com.