Tyre production ends at Bridgestone/Firestone Oklahoma factory

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Bridgestone/Firestone produced the last tyre at its Oklahoma City tyre plant on Dec. 16 , a little more than 37 years after the first tyre came off the factory’s assembly line.

The tyre maker said earlier this year that it planned to close the facility because it wasn’t profitable and made tyres in the low-end of the market where demand was decreasing and competition from low-cost imports increasing.

BFS earlier in the year had employed 1400 at the Oklahoma City plant with capacity…

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