Employees of Bridgestone's Bandag plant in Abilene, Texas, celebrated the site's 45th anniversary.

Employees of Bridgestone's Bandag plant in Abilene, Texas, celebrated the site's 45th anniversary.

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is celebrating 45 years in Abilene, Texas, at the company's Bandag retread facility. “Bridgestone’s roots in Abilene run deep, and it has been our privilege to call this community home for the last 45 years,” Jeremy Gray, the plant's manager, said during a celebration May 22, 2017. “We’d like to thank the Abilene community for its support over the past 45 years. The Abilene team is excited to begin this next chapter in our plant’s history.”

The plant employs more than 170 people.

The Abilene Plant  was awarded the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s Improvement Award in 2014 and 2015, as well as the Keep Abilene Beautiful Recycling Award in 2015.

The plant's 45th anniversary comes as Bridgestone is marking Bandag's 60th anniversary. To learn more about Bandag retread solutions, visit www.bandag.com.

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