Baseball team honors BFNT

July 16, 2004

Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) will receive the Spirit of Akron Award from minor league baseball team the Akron (Ohio) Aeros tomorrow.

The award is given to companies that "are dedicated to helping the Akron community," according to BFNT officials.

Approximately 1,000 BFNT employees work in Akron.

BFNT's Akron facility donates more than $230,000 a year to the city through its Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund and its workers support a variety of civic and charitable organizations throughout the region.