Seven Bridgestone Corp. plants have received platinum certification from Caterpillar Inc. The certification is “the highest rating in the Supplier Quality Excellence Process of Caterpillar,” according to Bridgestone officials.

Of the factories honored by Caterpillar, Bridgestone’s Santo André plant in Brazil “has received this certification for eight consecutive years.”

The company's Shimonoseki and Hyogoa plants, both in Japan, have received the certification for five consecutive years. In addition, Bridgestone's plants in Hofu, Japan, and Des Moines, Iowa, “have received this certification for three consecutive years," say Bridgestone officials.

“Platinum-level certification is only awarded to suppliers that are able to consistently deliver products and services of impeccable quality. The Bridgestone facilities selected for the recognition were selected from among the tens of thousands of suppliers that serve Caterpillar from around the globe.”

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