Nashville, Tennessee– Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) recently announced a major expansion and modernization of its Warren County, Tennessee Truck and Bus Radial (TBR) Tire Plant located in Morrison. The $550 million investment will add 380 new jobs and expand the plant’s existing footprint by 850,000 square feet to support increased capacity and accelerate the use of advanced technologies that support cleaner, safer, and more efficient commercial truck and bus fleets. SDG provided site location and incentive negotiation services for the project.
The expansion of the 32-year-old facility is expected to begin before the end of this year, with construction expected to be substantially completed by May 2024. Employment will grow from 1,100 to more than 1,400 teammates and the plant’s footprint will grow from 1.97 million to more than 2.8 million square feet.
“With new investment and new jobs, we are moving our Warren County Plant forward, driven by growing demand for our products, our commitment to investing in U.S. manufacturing, and our Warren team’s dedication to innovation, efficiency and quality for our customers. We appreciate the state of Tennessee and Warren County’s committed partnership, which we celebrate today as an essential element of this plant’s continued success,” said Paolo Ferrari, president & CEO, Bridgestone Americas.
“Our Warren County Plant team plays a vital role in supporting our company’s commitment to providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions.” “Bridgestone’s expansion in Morrison is a great example of Tennessee’s economic vitality and our ability to attract new investment across a broad range of industries. I am proud that Bridgestone’s talented workforce manufactures high quality products at its Warren County, Tennessee, facility that are used by consumers around the globe,” said Governor Bill Lee.
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