Bridgestone Americas breaks ground for new headquarters

Bridgestone breaks ground on new facility in Nashville.NASHVILLE, TN – Bridgestone Americas, Inc celebrated the groundbreaking for its new $200 million headquarters downtown Nashville.

When completed in mid-to-late 2017, the new 30-story facility will house more than 1,700 employees – 1,100 currently in Nashville and 600 new jobs from three out-of-state business units being relocated to the city.

“We proudly call Nashville home and are very eager to welcome our teammates from out-of-state as soon as possible,” said Gary Garfield, CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation.

He was joined at the groundbreaking event by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam; Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty; Nashville Mayor Karl Dean; Highwoods Properties President and CEO Ed Fritsch and Bridgestone executives and team representatives from the employee units to be relocated to Nashville.

The planned 514,000-square-foot headquarters building will be located at 4th Avenue South and Demonbreun Street. Design elements are expected to be LEED-certified

The lease on Bridgestone’s current headquarters near Nashville International Airport expires in late 2017.

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