INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2009)—Firestone Industrial Products Co. L.L.C. has opened an air springs plant in Turrialba, Costa Rica.
The 123,785-sq.-ft. facility will make the firm's Airide and Marsh Mellow springs that are used in vehicular and industrial applications. The company said the Firestone Industrial Products de Costa Rica S.A. facility will employ more than 100.
The plant is Firestone Industrial Products' sixth air spring facility, which are located throughout the world. It also is parent Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s second operation in Costa Rica. The company has been making auto, light truck, truck and bus tires at a factory in La Ribera de Belen since 1967.