Two Bridgestone Plants Cut Production Days
Tennessee’s two Bridgestone Firestone plants have announced that they are responding to slackening sales by cutting 51 production days between them. The LaVergne plant’s 1,200 employees will miss 23 days, while the 790 working in the Warren County facility will halt production for 28 days between now and EOY.
A company statement released yesterday said that the measures were intended to align production levels with industry demand in the US passenger, light truck and bus segments. Dan McDonald, Bridgestone’s spokesman, said that the truck tyre sector had in particular been suffering in light of recent economic conditions.