wral.com 09 Jan, 2017
Bridgestone plans to invest another $180 million in its Wilson plant, US over the next 10 years. The investment is in addition to the $164 million expansion announced a year ago, includes a state-of-the-art rubber mixer, as well as funding for innovative manufacturing processes and technologies. The project will increase plant capacity by 3,000 tires per day, bringing daily production to 35,000 tires. Groundbreaking for the 50,000-square-foot building addition for the new mixer is expected in the spring, with the start of production slated for the fall of 2018.