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Bridgestone Celebrates Opening of its New HQ Skyscraper

“This is a historic day for Bridgestone and our teammates — we’re proud to call this great city home and see Bridgestone Tower standing tall in the Nashville skyline,” said Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gordon Knapp.

Bridgestone opens new headquarters in downtown Nashville.
Bridgestone executives and employees at the grand opening of the company’s new headquarters in downtown Nashville.

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. hosted a grand opening Wednesday of its new 30-story headquarters in downtown Nashville.

The company’s new HQ, called Bridgestone Tower, holds offices for more than 1,700 employees.

“This is a historic day for Bridgestone and our teammates — we’re proud to call this great city home and see Bridgestone Tower standing tall in the Nashville skyline,” said Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gordon Knapp. “This effort was only made possible due to the tremendous support we have from Nashville city leadership and Tennessee state leadership, and the Nashville community. Additionally, through the relentless work of our teammates and partners, Bridgestone Tower has come to life.”

Highwoods Properties developed the $200 million corporate headquarters with 30 stories. Architects Perkins+Will designed the tower, according to The Tennessean.

Also at the grand opening, Bridgestone announced a five-year extension to naming rights to Bridgestone Arena, where hockey team Nashville Predators play.

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Bridgestone moved from Akron, Ohio, to the Nashville area  in 1992 after its merger in 1998 with Firestone Tire & Rubber Company.

Bridgestone Tower is the second company facility to open this year in Metro Nashville. In June, the Bridgestone Operations Center opened in Antioch, a neighborhood southeast of Nashville. More than 450 employees and contractors hold offices in that building. More than 2,200 Bridgestone employees work in the Nashville market.

The tower and operations center bring the company’s corporate staff and core business units together in one place.

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