BFOR sponsors Construction Challenge team

Sept. 6, 2007

Bridgestone Firestone Off Road Tire Co. is sponsoring a high school team for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Construction Challenge.

The Construction Challenge focuses on three areas: awareness of construction-related jobs, construction equipment and manufacturing, and infrastructure awareness.

"As a manufacturer of tires for heavy equipment, we hope that through our sponsorship, more young adults will learn about the great career opportunities in the construction industry," says Shawn Rasey, executive director, off road tires, for Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC.

The program includes six regional events to be held across the United States in January 2008. The winning teams qualify to participate in the Construction Challenge finals competition, to be held March 2008 during AEM’s international CONEXPO-CON/AGG exposition in Las Vegas, Nev.