BFS to invest $42 million to expand Joliette car/LT tyre plant

Joliette, Quebec — Bridgestone/Firestone is investing $42.2 million through January 2007 to expand capacity for high-performance and larger diameter tyres at its car and light truck tyre plant in Joliette.

The Quebec government will contribute another $3 million, bringing the total investment to $45.2 million.

The project will result in a change to the manufacturing flow at the 40-year-old Joliette plant to a more flexible multisize, small-lot production process for an expanded range of products, according to Bridgestone Firestone Canada Inc., which disclosed the project along with…

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