Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Excited Bridgestone Americas Tire Expanding in Aiken County

Jul 20, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations announced it would be investing an additional $135 million to expand operations in Aiken County that would create 122 full-time and contractor positions in the following year. The company plans to expand its current facility by 266,000 square feet and produce an additional 4,750 passenger and light truck tires per day:

“Having an industry leader like Bridgestone expand their main plant and mixing facility in Aiken County speaks volumes of the welcoming business climate in South Carolina. Bridgestone will not only commit more capital to the state to grow its current operation but will create more jobs in order to increase production. This serves as a testament to the skilled and capable workforce our state provides our nation’s job creators.”