Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has announced plans to restart its north American commercial tire plants as well as its north American Firestone Industrial Products and Firestone Building Products manufacturing facilities.
Paolo Ferrari, CEO & president, Bridgestone Americas, says, “The start-up of our North American commercial tire and diversified products operations will allow us to meet the increasing needs of businesses who are going above and beyond to provide essential services in our communities.”
Bridgestone Bandag’s retread rubber manufacturing plants in North America resumed operation last week due to demand by essential service providers.
“We are mindful of the need for Bridgestone to do its part in providing critical products and services to businesses and agencies doing so much to keep essential workers and goods moving,” added Paolo.
The north American commercial and industrial plants will reopen April 13 while Bridgestone’s passenger tire plants in north America and Latin America are scheduled to resume operations by the first week of May, with some facilities potentially opening sooner.