Bridgestone Aircraft Tire announces relocation

May 10, 2006

Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA) Inc. will move operations to Mayodan, N.C., from its current location in Miami, Fla.

The move will be completed by the middle of 2007.

"This move allows us to continue to prepare for a changing market, both in demand and in product mix," says Joe Rayna, CEO and president of Bridgestone Aircraft Tire.

"New, modern aircraft -- such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A380 -- arrive fitted with new Bridgestone technology aircraft tires, and this new facility will complement that technology."

The new, 160,000-square-foot facility will create 95 jobs.