Bridgestone Celebrated as Major Employer

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(L-R) Pierre Dolbec, President of the Corporation des parcs industriels de Québec with Robert Verreault, General Manager of the Bridgestone’s Joliette plant (Photo: Bridgestone)

Bridgestone’s Joliette tire manufacturing plant wins the “Coup de Coeur” Award.

Bridgestone’s Canadian passenger and light truck tire manufacturing facility in Joliette, Quebec has been recognized as a significant job creator in the Lanaudière region during the Prix Créateurs d’emplois du Quebec Awards Gala.

The Joliette plant employs 1,300 individuals. “Our plant ranks as the largest private employer in the Lanaudière region” said Robert Verreault, general manager of the Bridgestone Joliette plant. “This award is a testament to our plant providing quality jobs in a safe and innovative work environment for more than 50 years.”

Currently, the Joliette plant is in the midst of an estimated $300 million multi-phase expansion project which will help the plant meet market demand by producing larger diameter tires that fit today’s pickup trucks and SUVs, as well as increase productivity and enhancing the plant’s global competitive position.

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