Rubber Mixing Facility Expansion
Bridgestone Firestone contracted THS Constructors for the expansion of their rubber mixing facility located in Graniteville, SC. This project was part of a $33 million investment the company plans to make over the next four years to add production equipment, upgrade their mixing operations, and retool existing equipment.
Scope of Work:
- Construction of an area for slitting operations
- Expansion of the hot room
- Installation of utilities and steam systems for drying and curing rubber
This expansion has allowed Bridgestone Firestone to make process improvements for the facility’s new line for manufacturing light truck and passenger tires. THS completed this design-build project in six months, allowing the company to install equipment on time, without a slowdown in production.