Bridgestone Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company, announced its Bandag retread manufacturing plant in Oxford, North Carolina celebrated 50 years of production on Sept. 26, 2019. Bandag is Bridgestone's business unit dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of premium retread tires. The Bandag plant in Oxford began manufacturing tread rubber and retreading materials in 1969 and continues to play a vital role in the local community today by employing nearly 200 people. Bridgestone hosted a lunch banquet and tour of the facility on Sept. 26 to mark the important milestone.
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