Bridgestone Canada recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of its passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facility in Joliette, Québec. The company has also broken ground for the plant’s upcoming expansion, which is part of a five-year investment that could total upwards of (approximately US$250m) (CAD$300m).
“I’d like to congratulate the Joliette teammates and retirees on their hard work and contributions to the plant’s success,” said Gordon Knapp, CEO, Bridgestone Americas and chairman, CEO and president, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “With its long-standing relationship to the Joliette community, as well as its commitment to environmental best practices, I know this plant will continue to showcase the values and priorities of Bridgestone Americas for many years to come.”
Joliette plant manager, Robert Verreault, added, “Today is a momentous day for all of us at the Joliette Plant and across Bridgestone Canada, as we celebrate 50 years of operations and break ground on this pivotal expansion, which will allow us to grow to meet the emerging needs of our customers. We’d like to thank the Joliette community for its support over the past 50 years, and we’re excited to begin this next chapter in our plant’s history.”