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Bridgestone Bandag Plant Celebrates 50 Years

Posted on October 9, 2019

Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s Bandag retread plant in Oxford, N.C., is celebrating 50 years of operation.

Bandag officials are celebrating 50 years of retreading in Oxford, N.C. From left, Mark Averette, former plant manager; Tim Painter, executive director of process engineering development for Bridgestone; Chris Daniel, executive director of Bandag manufacturing; Greg Harris, vice president of commercial manufacturing for Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group; Mark Highland, Oxford plant manager; Marshall Tanner, former plant manager; Barry Owens, senior vice president of Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group; Steve Sutherland, vice president of marketing for the company's commercial group; and Scott Damon, group president of operations.
Bandag officials are celebrating 50 years of retreading in Oxford, N.C. From left, Mark Averette, former plant manager; Tim Painter, executive director of process engineering development for Bridgestone; Chris Daniel, executive director of Bandag manufacturing; Greg Harris, vice president of commercial manufacturing for Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group; Mark Highland, Oxford plant manager; Marshall Tanner, former plant manager; Barry Owens, senior vice president of Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group; Steve Sutherland, vice president of marketing for the company's commercial group; and Scott Damon, group president of operations.
The plant, which spans 225,000 square feet and employs nearly 200 people, "continues to play a vital role in the local community," according to Bridgestone officials.

Over the years, the facility has received several certifications for quality management and environmental responsibility, including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 recognition.

"As we celebrate 50 years of manufacturing and production in Oxford, we are thankful for our devoted employees and their continued dedication to engineering products that are reliable, profitable and sustainable," says Mark Highland, plant manager, Bandag Oxford plant, Bridgestone Americas Manufacturing Group.

"We are proud to manufacture quality retread rubber to help fleets run for thousands more miles and keep this country moving."

Related Topics: 50th anniversary, Bandag, Bridgestone, commercial, retreading

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