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  • Bridgestone North Carolina plant turns 50

    September 27, 2019 12:34PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Bandag retread manufacturing plant in Oxford, N.C. Bandag is Bridgestone’s business unit dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of premium retread tires. The plant, which began

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    Bridgestone R123 comes with SmartWay stamp

    June 10, 2019 7:55AM by

    Bridgestone Americas’ new R123 Ecopia tire emerges as a SmartWay-verified option for trailers, promising lower rolling resistance than the Ecopia R197. Features include what’s known as an IntelliShape sidewall, designed to reduce overall weight and minimize rolling resistance. Patented NanoPro-Tech

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    Firestone truck tires to cost more

    January 2, 2019 12:13PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has announced a price increase for Firestone truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. and Canada. Firestone tires will increase in price by 4% in the U.S. and Canada. Tires shipped on

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    Bridgestone unveils on/off-road tire

    December 4, 2018 1:18PM by

    Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BRSS all-position retread for fleets working in on- and off-road environments from pavement to dirt and gravel. Meant for applications from logging to oil refining and construction, the tire features a 20/32-inch tread for extended

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    Bridgestone unveils drive tire

    August 7, 2018 3:39PM by

    Bridgestone Americas has unveiled the Firestone FD711 drive tire to support high-scrub and high-traction applications. The latest offering delivers a solid grip, long wear, and enhanced retreading capabilities, the company says. It’s recommended for applications including long- and regional-haul service, pickup

  • Harmon to assume role as president of GCR tires and service for Bridgestone

    October 11, 2017 12:16PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Effective Nov. 1, Damien Harmon will take over the role of president of GCR tires and service for Bridgestone Americas. Succeeding John Vasuta, who was named senior vice-president of global sales for Firestone Building Products, Harmon vacates

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    Bridgestone releases two new Bandag retreads

    June 13, 2016 3:42PM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rounding out its trio of tire patterns designed to balance performance and affordability, Bridgestone Americas announced two new Bandag retreads June 13 – the DR 5.3 and DR 4.3. “Bandag leads the market with high quality retreads

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    Bridgestone releases new steer tire

    February 18, 2016 2:01PM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas introduced its new R283A Ecopia steer tire Feb. 16, which the company says is engineered to deliver best-in-class performance for commercial trucking fleets for long- and regional-haul service. “Bridgestone engineered the R283A Ecopia steer tire

  • Bridgestone looks to tread globally with its Bandag brand

    December 16, 2015 3:36PM by Truck West

    Brings in new director of operations to lead the way

  • Bridgestone’s truck tire plant turns 25

    May 25, 2015 9:20AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone last week celebrated the 25th anniversary of its truck tire plant in Warren County, Tenn. The company began producing truck and bus tires there in May 1990 and now employs 1,000 people there, producing about 9,000

  • The View with Lou: An unexpected gift

    December 30, 2014 8:30AM by Lou Smyrlis

    3D printing could change transportation patterns and solve the driver shortage in the process

  • Bridgestone opens new tire plant

    November 21, 2014 10:57AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Americas has added 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing capacity with the opening of a new plant in South Carolina. Located in Aiken, the facility was designed to manufacture giant, off-road, radial tires for heavy haul