Bridgestone's LaVergne Plant Celebrates 50 Years

Sept. 8, 2022

Bridgestone Americas Inc.’s truck and bus radial tire manufacturing plant in LaVergne, Tenn., is celebrating 50 years of operations in 2022.

The LaVergne plant began manufacturing TBR tires in 1972  and continues to play a role in the local community today by employing more than 1,000 people. 

“This is a historic milestone that we are proud to reach, thanks to the dedication of so many who have invested in our plant – first and foremost, our teammates and retirees, as well as the ongoing support of our customers and the local community,” says Shane Petty, plant manager.

During its 50 years in operation, the LaVergne Tire Plant has received several certifications and awards, including the Tennessee Green Partnership and Outstanding Achievement Award in Air Quality from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry.