Firestone invests $8.9 million to expand manufacturing and distribution in Tennessee 

Firestone invests $8.9 million to expand manufacturing and distribution in Tennessee 

May 30, 2024
The proposed expansion includes a warehouse center and small box kitting operation.  

Firestone Industrial Products has announced plans to expand manufacturing and distribution at its Firestone Airide facility in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Firestone specializes in manufacturing air springs and related products. Their mission is to eliminate vibration across the automotive, heavy-duty and off-highway segments. The company will invest $8.9 million into the project, creating 41 new jobs in the process. The proposed expansion includes a warehouse center and small box kitting operation.  

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Firestone Airide President Justin Monaghan said, “With its strategic location and increased capability, the new distribution center will enable us to shorten time-to-market to meet customer demands while further optimizing our operations. We have a vital role to play in the transformation of mobility created by advanced electric vehicles and supporting technologies, such as our Firestone air springs.” 

Governor Bill Lee added, “Bridgestone is a valued employer and has created jobs for 4,400 Tennesseans across the state. I am proud to take part in announcing another expansion for this global brand and thank both Bridgestone and Firestone Airide for their commitment to investing in Tennessee’s exceptional workforce.” 

Manufacturers investing in Tennessee

Protomet Corporation spends $25 million to expand engineering and manufacturing operations in Tennessee 
Protomet Corporation currently has plants in Loudon and Anderson counties.

Tile manufacturer invests $71.9 million to expand operations in Tennessee 
The expansion project will increase its footprint by more than 400,000 square feet and increase its installed production capacity to 80 million square feet a year.

Heat treatment company invests $5 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Tennessee 
Vulcan Thermal, which provides heat treating services to the metal industry, will invest $5 million into the project, generating 30 new jobs in the process.

Investing in American manufacturing in 2024

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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