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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:42:08 GMT

State Commissioner to Visit Rutherford County manufacturing plant Friday  -  Wgnsradio
However, it was opened under the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, which was not tied to Bridgestone until 1988. The LaVergne plant is a historic location for Bridgestone as it was actually the first Bridgestone plant in the United States to make tires.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 02:24:04 GMT
Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16  -  The Buchtelite
For those who may not be familiar with Akron's history, this city was the “Rubber Capital of the World” with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, General Tire and Rubber Company, and Goodrich Corporation all ...
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:08:13 GMT
Sameer Africa to shift tire production to offshore sites  -  RubberNews.com
The company was established in 1969 as a joint venture between Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. and the Kenyan government. Bridgestone retained Firestone's share of the business when it acquired Firestone in 1998, but Sameer Investments Ltd. gradually ...
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:02:47 GMT

What Happened to Andrew Firestone- News & Updates  -  Gazette Review
Andrew Boulton Firestone was born on July 10, 1975, in Santa Barbara, California. Being the direct descendant of Harvey Firestone, founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. This earned him a place at the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, one ...
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:28:48 GMT
Sameer Africa to shift tire mfg. 'offshore'  -  Tire Business
The company was established originally in 1969 as a joint venture between Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. and the Kenyan government. Bridgestone retained Firestone's share of the business when it acquired Firestone in 1998, but Sameer Investments Ltd.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:57:19 GMT

Portraits of the Past: Dayton Rubber's Waynesville plant  -  Asheville Citizen-Times
Dayton Rubber Company, which became Dayco Corporation in 1960, had expanded its manufacturing by the 1950s from rubber for tires to foam rubber and plastics. The tire division was acquired by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co in 1961. The Hazelwood ...
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:20:53 GMT
NE Ohio reviving 'rubber capital' claim  -  Tire Business
While it was well known that Akron had lost most of the thousands of jobs once provided by four big rubber companies — Goodyear, Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., BFGoodrich Co. and General Tire & Rubber Co. — it had gone largely unnoticed that the city ...
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 23:16:02 GMT
Bridgestone: Learning when to walk away  -  Tire Business
Mr. Tsuya's philosophical approach to deal-making comes from an unpleasant experience. As a young executive, he was part of the team that negotiated Bridgestone's $2.7 billion acquisition of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in 1988 at the height of Japan's ...
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:42:01 GMT

Bridgestone CEO sees father of bride role for top team in deals  -  The Japan Times
As a young executive, he was part of the team that negotiated Bridgestone's $2.7 billion acquisition of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in 1988 at the height of Japan's superheated bubble economy and global acquisition spree by Japan Inc. Bridgestone paid ...
Mon, 23 May 2016 17:31:08 GMT

It's just an Indianapolis 500 tire...or is it much, much more?  -  Indianapolis Star
Harvey Firestone loved auto racing and the founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was a mainstay year after year at the Indianapolis 500, the showcase of the sport. Firestone provided tires for that first race and will be the only brand at this ...