Mayodan, North Carolina (Oct. 8, 2007) - Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc. held a grand opening in celebration of their new aircraft tire retread plant located near Greensboro in North Carolina.
The original Miami site was required by the state of Florida for freeway expansion, and following a site search, North Carolina was deemed most suitable for installation of the new facility. Besides current production units, Mayodan will also retread Bridgestone's latest advanced technology tire, the RRR*, which is original equipment on both the next-generation super-jumbo jetliner Airbus A380 and the Boeing Dreamliner B787.
The Mayodan opening follows the opening of another new Bridgestone aircraft tire retread facility in China. There are now a total of five Bridgestone retread sites throughout the world in support of the global commercial aircraft market.
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in wide variety of applications, it manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.
*RRR - Revolutionary Reinforced Radial