Bridgestone Firestone

Graniteville, SC
Rubber Mixing Facility Expansion

Overview:
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

Success:
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.