Bridgestone Americas Inc. will begin building a race tire manufacturing plant in Akron, Ohio, in the summer of 2019. Production is set to begin in 2020 and will reach about 30,000 Firehawk tires every year.
IndyCar and Bridgestone Americas Inc. have announced a five-year partnership extension for the Firestone brand to continue serving as the sole tire supplier and official tire of the NTT IndyCar Series through 2025. The agreement includes continued rights for Firestone as the official tire of the Indianapolis 500.
Larry Jeffries has been named chief executive officer of Tredroc Tire Services Inc. The former Bridgestone executive’s appointment is effective Oct. 1, 2018.
The VSMS2 off-the-road (OTR) tire for underground mining, landfill and salvage environments from Bridgestone Americas Inc. is available in a new size, 29.5R25, in the U.S. and Canada.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. says its Firestone Destination LE2 tires are built for truck, SUV and CUV drivers who want to go wherever the road leads them.
The new Firestone FD711 drive tire from Bridgestone Americas Inc. is designed to provide aggressive traction for light to moderate on- and off-highway service.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. reports Taylor Vernier has joined the company as director of marketing and merchandising for the GCR Tires & Service (GCR) business.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has expanded its Firestone commercial truck tire portfolio with the launch of the Firestone FD711 drive tire.
The new Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3 is engineered for on-road comfort and off-road capability.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has made several leadership changes to its marketing organization for the company’s consumer tire business and Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO). These changes follow the announcement that Phil Pacsi, vice president, sports/events marketing and training, will retire after 36 years with the company, effective Sept. 30, 2018.
In a letter to his retail customers, American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) CEO and President Stuart Schuette revealed that it would "no longer have access to distribute Bridgestone consumer products in the United States."
The new Potenza RE980AS ultra high performance tire from Bridgestone Americas Inc. is engineered for luxury and performance vehicles.
Snider Tire Inc., which goes to market as Snider Fleet Solutions, has hired Doyle Bradford as vice president, commercial business (West).