Bridgestone Canada Expanding Joliette Plant with USD300M Investment

Bridgestone Canada is expanding its Canadian passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facility in Joliette with a USD300 million investment.

In a statement, the company said the investment, which will be made over the next five years, will expand its plant capacity to produce 20,000 tires per day from the current 17,000.

The expansion will also allow BridgestoneCanada to produce larger diameter tires for pickup trucks and SUVs.

“Our investment in updated equipment and improved manufacturing processes reflects our ongoing commitment to identifying new, cost-effective and innovative ways to serve consumers, dealers and original equipment manufacturers,” Robert Verreault, Joliette plant manager said in a statement.

Bridgestone has a workforce of 1,300, making it one of the largest employers in the Lanaudiere region. –