Bridgestone breaks ground on Joliette expansion

Bridgestone Canada Inc. has broken ground on the previously announced $250 million, five-year expansion of capacity at its 50-year-old Joliette car and light truck tire plant.

Bridgestone announced plans in February for the project, which calls for boosting capacity nearly 18 percent to 20,000 units a day by 2023.

The investment will involve installing “technologically advanced” equipment to support a shift in the plant’s product mix to 18- to 22-inch SKUs, Bridgestone said, from the current 15- to 18-inch mix.

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