Bridgestone Americas celebrated the 45th anniversary of the opening of its Bandag Retread Plant in Abilene, Texas, on May 22.
The plant, which originally opened as a Bandag facility, today employs more than 170 people.
The Abilene Plant has received numerous awards and certifications for its commitment to improving health and safety at the plant, as well as for community involvement. Abilene was awarded the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s Improvement Award in 2014 and 2015, as well as the Keep Abilene Beautiful Recycling Award in 2015.
Bandag, is a business of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of premium retreaded tires. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Bandag launched its “Built for Better campaign in March 2017 to unite the Bandag brand globally and position retreads as an innovative sustainable business solution for fleets of all sizes.