INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2008) — Firestone Industrial Products Co. L.L.C. will open a new air spring production facility in Turrialba, Costa Rica, that initially will employ 100 people.
Located between San Jose and the port of Limon, the new plant will allow the firm to better support “emerging international markets in a cost-effective manner,” said Mike Cerio, president of Firestone Industrial Products.
The firm has signed a lease on a former Conair facility in Turrialba and at the start will occupy about 125,000 square feet. Firestone said it is awaiting government approval on the necessary permits it has filed in support of the new location before beginning operations.