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Firestone groundbreaking was a big day for Williamsburg

Williamsburg City Councilman Loren Connell probably summed it up best when he pointed out during the June city council meeting that Williamsburg residents probably ought to be thanking the current workers at its Firestone plant. “If they weren’t doing a good job, I don’t think...
Posted On 08 Aug 2021

Ground broken for $51 million Firestone expansion

  Local, state and national dignitaries were in attendance at the groundbreaking for Firestone Industrial Products’ 68,000 square-feet expansion on Monday. “Firestone Industrial Products has been a part of the Whitley County Community and a key team Kentucky player since it...

Firestone announces $51 million expansion in Williamsburg that will create 250 additional jobs

An additional 250 manufacturing jobs will be coming to Williamsburg as Bridgestone Americas announced a $51 million expansion of the Firestone Industrial Products plant on Thursday. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please...

Update: Firestone contractor tests positive for COVID-19, some co-workers quarantining

Firestone officials have confirmed that a contractor at the Williamsburg Firestone Industrial Products Plant has tested positive for COVID-19, and employees, who may have had contact with the affected contractor, will be directed to self-quarantine for 14 days and to contact...
Posted On 16 May 2020

Williamsburg Firestone employees return to work with increase COVID-19 safety measures added

A little over half of the employees at Williamsburg Firestone Industrial Products Plant returned to work on April 12 after a temporary two-week shutdown, and they saw increased safety measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The entire Williamsburg facility shut down...
Posted On 19 Apr 2020

Firestone recognized for three million production hours without a lost time accident

Operating a manufacturing facility for one million man-hours without having a lost-time accident is an impressive feat that almost any factory or business would love to celebrate. Now imagine achieving that kind of safety record for three consecutive years. Teammates at...
Posted On 23 May 2018

Firestone celebrates million safe hours

Safety has become something of a tradition for the 400-plus workers at the Williamsburg Firestone Industrial Products plant, which was recognized with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award during a ceremony Tuesday morning at the plant. This is the third time in six years,...
Posted On 25 May 2016