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Bridgestone Des Moines Ag Tire Plant Celebrates 75 Years

The plant began manufacturing tires in 1945 and currently employs more than 1,300 people.

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc.’s agriculture tire manufacturing plant in Des Moines is celebrating 75 years of operation this year.

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The Des Moines ag tire plant began manufacturing tires in 1945 and currently employs more than 1,300 people, many of whom are the fourth- or fifth-generation of their families to work in the plant, Bridgestone says.

Today, the Des Moines ag tire plant manufactures approximately 90% of all agricultural products that Firestone sells in the United States and Canada.

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