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Bridgestone Breaks Ground on New Speedco Retail Location
November 16th 2015 - NASHVILLE - Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (Bridgestone) today announced the groundbreaking of a new Speedco retail location in Spokane, Washington. The new store, which will be located along I-90 at exit 272, is expected to be completed by the summer of 2016. The new Speedco site brings industry-leading tire services, quick lubes and other transport needs to small and large fleets, and owner-operators who frequently travel this highly-transited and critical Northwest corridor.
 
“The groundbreaking of a new store in Spokane is significant for Speedco, bringing much needed services to this high-traffic area and marking the start of a new chapter of growth for the company,” said Chris Ripani, President of Speedco. “In the coming years, Speedco will expand its reach. The expansion will improve our network and make preventive maintenance services more conveniently available to the trucking industry. We are excited to start this journey in Spokane. The community is welcoming, the market is strong and we have confidence that this new location will add to our growing customer base.”
 
Speedco continues to offer truckers the quick tire and service solutions they need to stay on the road. The new location will bring more than a dozen new jobs to the local community including lube technicians, crew chiefs, cashiers and management.
 
Speedco is an indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. To learn more about Speedco services and locations, visit www.speedco.com.
 
 
About Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company's Latin American tire operations; the U.S. and Canadian consumer tire businesses; the U.S. and Canadian commercial tire businesses; and Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, which operates the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world. BATO develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The business unit is focused on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in the Americas. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading retreading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise. This combination of new and retread product offering provides customers with total tire solutions.
 
About Speedco, Inc.:
Speedco Inc. is a provider of on-highway preventative maintenance and tire service to the commercial trucking industry. Speedco has 51 on-highways locations across the nation. Speedco is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC. 
 
 
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