Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
-Effective Jan. 1, 2009, Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. (BSAH), the parent company of the Bridgestone Group's tire operations in the Americas, was changed to Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM).
-The Company intends to make Firestone a global tire brand. The Company will clearly differentiate its two brands, the Bridgestone and the Firestone, by positioning the Firestone below the Bridgestone.
|Shareholder||Share Capital (%)|
|Bridgestone Corporation (Japan)||100.0|
Light truck tires
Truck and bus tires
|1988||Bridgestone Corporation purchased The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company.|
|1990||Corporate headquarters for the merged Bridgestone and Firestone companies moved from Chigago to Akron, Ohio. Bridgestone' and Firestone operations in the Americas were consolidated as Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.|
|1990||The Company finished building a production facility in Warren County, Tennessee.|
|1992||The Company's corporate headquarters moved from Akron, Ohio to Nashville, Tennessee.|
|1994||The Company's Warren County plant in Tennessee became the first U.S. tire plant to meet the ISO9000 quality standard.|
|1999||The Company opened a passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facility in Aiken County, South Carolina.|
|2001||Bridgestone Corporation's Americas operations were reorganized in an effort to focus more effectively to do business in the Americas under a holding company structure with Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. (BSAH).|
|2004||The Joliette plant in Quebec, Canada turned out its 100-millionth tire.|
|2006||The Aiken County plant in South Carolina, USA produced its 50-millionth tire.|
|2007||Bridgestone Firestone do Brasil Industria e Comercio Ltda inaugurated its second Brazilian facility in the state of Bahia.|
|May, 2007||Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. acquired Bridgestone Bandag, LLC.|
|2009||Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. (BSAH) was changed to Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM).|