Bridgestone Invests $26M in Firestone Airide Centers

April 18, 2024

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has opened new Firestone Airide distribution centers at two manufacturing facilities in Kentucky and Tennessee for an investment of $26 million.  

The new centers, located near the Williamsburg, Ky., and Dyersburg, Tenn., plants, will help reduce the company's carbon footprint by eliminating the transportation of goods to a third-party-operated distribution center in Indianapolis, Ind.

“With their strategic locations and increased capability, the new distribution centers will enable us to shorten time-to-market to meet customer demands while further optimizing our operations,” says Justin Monaghan, president, Firestone Airide.  

“We have a vital role to play in the transformation of mobility created by advanced electric vehicles and supporting technologies, such as our Firestone air springs.” 

This expansion follows the rebrand of Firestone Airide and the recent launch of Air Command with Bluetooth control functionality.  

The investment in Williamsburg builds upon a recent plant expansion to meet the growing demand for the company’s air springs products, driven by the growing electric vehicle sector.

The Williamsburg distribution center is 150,000 square feet and the Dyersburg distribution center is 80,000 square feet.