NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2008) — The Tennessee Wildlife Federation awarded Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire L.L.C. its Industrial Conservationist of the Year Award.
The award was particularly meant to recognize the efforts of members of the company's Monterrey, Mexico, plant, who last year worked with a local university and bird watching groups to develop the first Spanish-language bird watching guide for the state of Nuevo Leon.
Mike Butler, executive director of TWF, said the guide BFS created asserts the culture of caring for not only the people they employ, but the communities and natural areas in which those employees live.
The TWF presented the award to BFNT representatives at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville.