Our Manufacturing Facilities
At every level throughout the company, Bridgestone is committed to safety, sustainability and innovation. Our 30+ Bridgestone Americas manufacturing facilities are prime examples of how we exemplify these pillars, employing Operations Technicians, Engineers, Maintenance Technicians, Analysts, Researchers and more in the United States alone. Learn more about how you can work at one of our many manufacturing facilities across the Americas.
We have manufacturing facilities across the United States where we produce consumer and commercial tires, retread tires, industrial products, polymers and more. To explore careers, click the button below.
Bandag is the business of Bridgestone dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of premium retread tires. The Bandag plant in Abilene has been in operation for more than 50 years, producing tread rubber and retreading materials for Bandag dealers.
In 2022, Bridgestone celebrated the grand opening of its new Advanced Tire Production Center (ATPC) in Akron, Ohio. Home to expert tire builders and manufacturing professionals, the ATPC manufactures all Firestone Firehawk race tires for the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES. The ATPC continues a legacy of tire manufacturing in Akron that began with the founding of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in 1900. Located across the street from the Bridgestone Americas Technology Center, the 80,000 square-foot ATPC features state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies to advance innovation in race tires.
The Bridgestone plant in Bloomington, Illinois has produced off-the-road (OTR) tires for mining and construction applications since August 1965. This facility has received numerous awards, certifications and recognitions and remains an active community partner.
Since 1945, the Bridgestone Des Moines plant has produced agricultural, construction, forestry and off-the-road tires. With its long history in the community, many teammates in Des Moines are second- or even third-generation teammates.
The Gastonia plant has been owned and operated by Firestone Fibers & Textiles since 1935. The plant produces reinforcement materials for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Firestone Industrial Products, as well as external customers.
The Passenger/Light Truck Radial Tire plant in Aiken County, South Carolina, one of Bridgestone’s largest manufacturing facilities, opened its doors in 1998 is. More than 1,700 teammates work in the 2.7 million square foot facility as Maintenance Technicians, Mechanical Engineers, Business Analysts and more.
The Bandag plant in Griffin began producing tread rubber and retreading materials in 1976. The tread rubber and materials produced here are shipped to Bandag retread dealers where retread tires are produced for the end user.
Firestone Fibers & Textiles has owned and operated the Kings Mountain plant since 1992. In addition to external customers, the plant produces tire cord and industrial fabric for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Firestone Airide.
Just a few miles from the Bridgestone Americas headquarters in Nashville, this 2.2 million square foot manufacturing facility produces truck and bus radial tires. The LaVergne plant has been recognized for its environmental efforts by the Tennessee Green Star Partnership and for Outstanding Achievement in Air Quality by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Muncie plant is a gray iron foundry and machine shop owned by Bridgestone Bandag since 1994. Muncie produces cast iron and steel machined flat tread molds for the retread rubber producing facilities, as well as expanding rims and hub assemblies for retread dealer shops.
The Bandag facility in Muscatine has been in operation for more than 50 years and is where the retread equipment is made that directly supports Bandag retread dealers. Bandag dealers use this equipment in their retread plants to create quality retread tires for fleet customers of all sizes.
The Bandag plant in Oxford has been in operation for 50 years, producing tread rubber and retreading materials for the Bandag dealers. This plant location has received numerous safety awards and certifications since its groundbreaking in 1967.
The Bridgestone plant in Russellville manufactures synthetic and natural rubber inner tubes for Firestone tires for both on- and off-highway usage. Since 1964, the facility has produced tubes for tires primarily in the agricultural and forestry markets.
Production began in the Aiken County Off-Road Tire Plant in 2013. In this 1.5 million square-foot facility, Bridgestone teammates manufacture large off-the-road (OTR) radial tires for mining and aggregate customers.
The Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations plant in Warren County, Tennessee produces truck and bus radial tires, including premium steer and wide base. The nearly 2 million square-foot facility employs more than 1,000 teammates as Operating Technicians, Safety and Health Managers, Electrical Engineers and Production Analysts. This facility has received numerous awards, certifications and recognitions and remains an active community partner.
The Firestone Airide plant in Williamsburg, Kentucky is the company’s only U.S. air spring manufacturing plant. In 2018, Williamsburg achieved a tremendous safety milestone of 4 million hours worked without incident. The plant is one of the largest employers in the region and is an active community partner.
The manufacturing facility in Wilson, N.C. produces a variety of tires including passenger radial, light truck radial tread, and run flat-tires. More than 2,000 teammates work in this 2.67 million square foot facility.
The Dyersburg, Tennessee, Firestone Airide facility produces stamped metal plates for air suspension systems and AiRideTM products. The plant also finishes/crimps air springs for RideRite, rail, commercial and industrial application.