Construction on the expansion at the Warren County plant is expected to start by year-end and be substantially finished by May 2024. When complete, the plant's size will have grown more than 42 percent to 2.8 million square feet and will employ more than 1,400 workers.
"Bridgestone's expansion in Morrison is a great example of Tennessee's economic vitality and our ability to attract new investment across a broad range of industries," Tennessee Gov. Bill Led said. "I am proud that Bridgestone's talented workforce manufactures high quality products at its Warren County, Tennessee, facility that are used by consumers around the globe."
Bridgestone said the Warren County plant is one of the company's most productive operations globally with "a long history of outstanding performance and best practices in manufacturing."
The plant shipped its 1 millionth tire in 1993, three years after it opened, and produced its 70 millionth tire in October 2021.
"Our production and manufacturing capabilities continue to evolve with our products to meet the needs of our customers," Scott Damon, chief operating officer, Bridgestone Americas, said.