|NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2007) – For the seventh year in a row, Bridgestone Firestone Off Road Tire Company (BFOR), a division of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT), has received a supplier award from Vulcan Materials Company. Vulcan bestows this honor annually on those of its alliance suppliers rated highest by Vulcan employees at more than 300 production facilities across the nation.
For its dedication to high standards, BFOR was awarded the 2006 Gold Alliance Supplier Award. Russ King, Manager Corporate Accounts, and Danny Pierce, Corporate Account Manager, accepted the award on behalf of BFOR during a recognition ceremony held Monday, March 5, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“To be singled out as one of Vulcan’s top suppliers for seven straight years is truly an honor,” said Shawn Rasey, Executive Director, BFOR. “This award is a testament to the hard-working people that make up Bridgestone Firestone and the quality tires we produce day in and day out. We are extremely proud to be recognized by the people with whom we do business on a daily basis.”
BFOR supplies Bridgestone and Firestone branded quarry and support tires for Vulcan operations and also supports Vulcan with the TreadStat Tire and Rim Management System. To learn more about this innovative software system visit www.bfor.com.
Based in Birmingham, Ala., Vulcan leads the nation in the production of construction aggregates like crushed stone, sand and gravel. Every year, it ranks suppliers based on employee feedback in five categories: Product, Service, Business, Support and Value. Bridgestone Firestone rated high in all categories, with its highest score for “product” and second highest for “service.”
About Bridgestone Firestone Off Road Tire:
Nashville-based Bridgestone Firestone Off Road Tire Company, a division of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC, is solely dedicated to the marketing and sales of off road tires. As both an original equipment and replacement tire supplier, the company offers a comprehensive selection of radial and bias off road products, has sales and distribution outlets through more than 1,500 independent and company owned commercial outlets and is a pioneer of proprietary software, TreadStat Tire and Rim Management System.
About Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC:
Nashville-based Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone, and associate brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off-road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in North America.