Bridgestone Americas is expanding the company’s Williamsburg, Kentucky air springs manufacturing plant.
The $51 million investment in the Firestone Industrial Products’ (FSIP) plant will help meet market demand in the automotive vehicle market with a focus on the electric vehicle sector. The expansion of the facility is expected to break ground the second quarter of this year and wrap up by the end of 2022.
The expansion will focus on the addition of 68,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to accommodate new equipment that will increase plant capacity. This investment also includes increasing the workforce at the Williamsburg plant by 250 employees.
FSIP also manufactures Ride-Rite, Airide, Airide Pro, Airogear and Marsh Mellow air springs.