Bridgestone is expanding its domestic production of MasterCore tires at its off-the-road (OTR) plant in Aiken County, South Carolina.
This month Bridgestone will add production of two MasterCore products (53/80R63 and 59/80R63) to its LEED- and ISCC-certified Aiken County Off Road plant in Graniteville, SC, in an effort to more efficiently meet U.S. supply demands. Aiken is Bridgestone’s only plant in North America that produces giants, and it represents one of the company’s most sustainable and environmentally conscious facilities, reusing 92% of its own construction debris and 100% of discarded manufacturing materials.
Standing 13-foot-tall and weighing upwards of 10,000 lb each, Bridgestone said the MasterCore mining tires represent the pinnacle of its tire technology and manufacturing expertise. They are designed to enable a more efficient and sustainable mining operation. Bridgestone said they can deliver up to 5% more durability, 10% faster speed, or 15% greater payloads, maximizing a mine’s productivity.