September 7, 2005

Bridgestone/Firestone celebrates 40 years in Joliette

Joliette, Quebec – Bridgestone/Firestone Canada celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Joliette, Quebec plant yesterday with an outdoor family celebration.

Covering more than one million square feet in area, the Joliette plant is the only Canadian tire manufacturing operation in the Bridgestone’s family of companies. It employs 1,250 workers, supplying such clients as General Motors, Honda and Toyota, and represents $18.2 million in annual economic spin-offs for the region.

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