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Bridgestone tech center wins green award

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Bridgestone Americas Inc. won the Environmental Achievement of the Year award for its Americas Technical Center at the Tire Technology Expo in Köln,Germany. The center, located in Akron, Ohio, celebrated its grand opening in April 2012.

The Americas Technical Center is one of the five technical centers in the Bridgestone Group. The approximately 450 employees housed there conduct research and development for advanced tire-related technologies.

The building was designed to support both human health and a reduced environmental impact, and it has been certified as meeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) specifications for environmentally conscious buildings in the U.S.

For details about the award-winning facility, see New Akron tech center in words and images and Bob Ulrich’s blog, Bridgestone builds world-class tech center in... Akron, Ohio.

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