Bridgestone to Build Akron Plant to Make Firestone Racing Tires

By Brittany Nader,

Bridgestone Americas announced plans Wednesday to build a plant in Akron to make Firestone race tires.

The new Bridgestone Advanced Tire Production Center will be across the street from the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center on East Firestone Boulevard.

All race-tire manufacturing will move to the new location over the next four years.

New construction and full renovation of an existing structure are included in the development of the new facility. 

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