Bridgestone

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) recently announced the introduction of the company's MasterCore off-the-road (OTR) tire line. MasterCore tires are engineered for ultra-high durability with performance that can be customized to various mine sites and operations.

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) has completed the purchase of the iTrack Solutions Business from UK-based Transense Technologies PLC (Transense). iTrack is a provider of tire management solutions for the off-the-road (OTR) vehicle market. The business offers a comprehensive tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) specially designed for mining tires.

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced that its off-the-road (OTR) plant in Bloomington, Ill., recently achieved the Gold Level in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Certification. The SQEP Certification demonstrates the strong values and ethical principles of Bridgestone in conducting business, as well as the company's commitment to collaborate with Caterpillar to implement a culture for "zero-defects" across the supply chain.

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced the expansion of its popular Firestone VersaBuilt All Traction (AT) radial tire line. Designed primarily for loaders and graders, the new Firestone VersaBuilt AT 14.00R24 tire is engineered to provide improved traction, versatility and dependable performance in a variety of environments, helping deliver improved productivity on the jobsite.

Bridgestone Americas announced a $12 million investment that will expand production to include popular off-the-road (OTR) tire sizes at its Bloomington, Ill., plant. The plant will produce multiple sizes and patterns in 29, 33 and 35-in. OTR tires, which until now have only been produced by Bridgestone in Japan.

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced that its off-the-road tire plant in Bloomington, Ill., recently achieved the highest level in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Certification — Platinum Level for a second consecutive year.

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) will showcase its portfolio of off-the-road (OTR) products and technologies at the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association Aggregates Academy and Expo (AGG1) and World of Asphalt 2018 Show and Conference, March 6-8 in Houston at booth #1352.

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced Aug. 14, Bridget Neal has been named president, off-the-road (OTR), Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), effective immediately. Neal succeeds Taylor Cole, who recently was named president of Firestone Building Products, LLC.

Midwest Equipment (MWE) now offers compact equipment owners the largest inventory of Bridgestone rubber tracks. Committed to providing their customers with the highest quality tracks and fast delivery, MWE has expanded its inventory of Bridgestone compact track loaders.

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced it will showcase its new Firestone VersaBuilt tire line for the first time during the 2017 ConExpo-Con/AGG Conference in Las Vegas, March 7-11, 2017. The first full line of off-the-road radial tires from Firestone, VersaBuilt tires are designed to perform across a wide variety of environments, applications and equipment to keep jobsites operating efficiently.

Bridgestone will showcase a full suite of construction and aggregates solutions at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2017 March 7-11 in Las Vegas. A single-source provider of tires and rubber tracks to the aggregates and construction industries, Bridgestone will meet with ConExpo-Con/AGG attendees to demonstrate how the company's products, services and analytics-driven business technologies work together to improve productivity, decrease costs and maximize resources.