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Bridgestone Tire Operations, LLC

(Public)  
Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts
10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  
Overview


Sure, we're the largest auto care retailer in the world. Five retail brands, 2,200 nationwide stores and $3billion a year in tire and service sales says we are. But in that big pond, there's a larger story of intimacy, accesability and growth.

We're a company with down-to-earth employees that will bring you in, get you acclimated and dedicate time to nurture your career. That's why we've had many employees with us for 20-plus years.

You can call it onward thinking, or just plain business sense. If you strive to develop your career and feel at home, drop us a line.
We'd like to hear from you.

Culture
Bridgestone Americas sells tires for passenger, light truck, truck, bus, construction, mining, agricultural, motorcycle and kart applications through more than 12,000 outlets. Our network of independent dealers, company-owned stores, discount stores and warehouse clubs combine to offer our quality products throughout the Americas. While we're known for our tires, Bridgestone Americas also manufactures and markets a variety of other rubber products, including building and industrial products, synthetic polymers and fibers and textiles.
Benefits
Over the years, Bridgestone/Firestone has introduced many new tire technologies. While each has a specific goal and result, they are all designed to make great tires even better. These technologies have addressed important features including, wet handling and traction, tire punctures, tire wear, ride comfort, noise reduction and many more. Please use the navigation in the upper left to view some of our key tire technologies.
Career Opportunities
Our company is committed to being a good corporate citizen nationally, regionally and especially in the communities where we have manufacturing plants, sales facilities or offices.

The Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund supports many community involvement programs with a special focus on education, children, environment and conservation. This multi-million dollar effort has provided innumerable benefits including literacy education, scholarships, chemical dependency rehabilitation, healthcare, civil rights support, environmental conservation, housing, and support for public radio, television, libraries and museums.

Our corporate philosophy is to build not just better products, but better communities.
Company Profile
Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., through it subsidiary, is an international manufacturer with 34 production facilities throughout the Americas. The Nashville Tennessee-based company, is the largest subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation based in Tokyo, Japan.

We trace our roots to the establishment of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1900. It was then that 31-year-old Harvey S. Firestone started tire production with 12 employees in Akron, Ohio.

On the other side of the globe in 1931, Shojiro Ishibashi created Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. He created the company name by reversing the English translation of his own. "Ishibashi," which literally means "stone bridge" in Japanese.

Bridgestone Americas is proud to carry on the tradition of excellence established by its founders, blending Japanese and American methods to provide quality products.Our philosophy is summed up by the mottos of these two visionaries.

Shojiro Ishibashi of Bridgestone challenged his associates to "Serve Society with Superior Quality."

Harvey Firestone's constant goal for his company was to be the "Best Today - Still Better Tomorrow."

Technological Leader

Bridgestone Americas is a leader in world tire technology. We draw upon the strength of our global group of companies and utilize the tri-polar research and development centers in Tokyo, Akron and Rome to produce advanced tire technologies for products that consumers want. We operate world-class proving grounds in Ft. Stockton, Texas; Sao Pedro, Brazil; and Acuna, Mexico. Our tire testing centers around the world verify that our research and development is on the right track.

In many cases, the race track is our test center. Our participation in CART, IRL and Formula One racing benefits our technology as well. From the race track, to the interstate, to the street where you live, the knowledge we gain in developing our race tires helps make us all winners.

UNI-T AQ is a revolutionary system that allows tires to perform well in the wet, even in a worn condition. This tire technology keeps performance up as the tread wears down. The newest development, UNI-T AQ II, incorporates additional enhancements to the previous technology making the tire performance even stronger in wet and dry conditions, both when the tire is new and as it wears.
Tire Safety
Bridgestone America Tire Operations is pleased
to present TireSafety.com in the interest of public safety.

Proper tire maintenance is an important safety function often neglected. The importance of properly maintaining your tires cannot be overemphasized. Remember, tires are the only contact between your vehicle and the road.

Under inflation is the leading cause of tire failure. Using the interactive tire pressure demo you can easily see how a tire can be as much as 50% under inflated before it is visibly noticeable. Not only are under inflated tires more prone to damage and failure, but they can lead to higher fuel costs by as much as 3 to 5¢ per gallon.

Be sure to sign up for free monthly email reminders to check your air pressure, if you haven't already. As you make your way through the site you'll find a wealth of information on tire construction, sizes, classifications, replacement, driving tips and most importantly, proper tire maintenance.
Other Products
Bridgestone Americas sells tires for passenger, light truck, truck, bus, construction, mining, agricultural, motorcycle and kart applications through more than 12,000 outlets.

Our network of independent dealers, discount stores, warehouse clubs and company-owned stores combine to offer our quality products throughout the Americas.

While we're known for our tires, Bridgestone Americas also manufactures and markets a variety of other rubber products, including building and industrial products, synthetic polymers and fibers and textiles.
Racing
The Bridgestone Americas legacy of motorsports accomplishments began more than nine decades ago when Harvey Firestone chose to showcase his tires on the race track. Since then, our tire brands have appeared in thousands of competitions around the globe, recording a remarkable variety of wins and honors.

Great drivers in Formula 1, at the Indianapolis 500, in CART, motocross, super-cross, karting, monster trucks and dozens of other forms of racing have relied on our tires to provide the consistency and durability needed to win. Our involvement with motorsports provides more than thrills, it contributes to the design and production of improved tires for everyday street use. This transfer of technology is a very important reason why you’ll see Bridgestone and Firestone tires in the top forms of motorsports.
Contact
1-877-TIRE-USA