Bridgestone opens its largest North American D/C
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations' (BATO) new warehouse in Jacksonville, Fla., has celebrated its grand opening.
The opening "marks the latest step in a modernization program of the company's North America distribution system," say BATO officials.
The warehouse -- the largest of BATO's seven North American warehouses at one million square feet -- has a capacity of three million tires, ranging from small passenger and industrial tires to medium and heavy-duty commercial truck tires.
It will ship tires to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.The facility also will ship Latin American-produced tires to the entire U.S. and tires made in Japan and other Asian countries to the eastern half of the U.S.