Firestone Opens Costa Rican Plant

With an initial investment of $ 8million and another $6 million planned to be added, Firestone will manufacture air springs for export to the US.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The new Firestone Industrial Products installation will provide over 100 jobs in the Turrialba area. This Costa Rican plant joins six other air spring production facilities strategically located around the world.

Air springs are cylinders of rubber-reinforced fabric, used in industrial applications and the construction of vehicles such as dump trucks. The springs offer high load capacity, are low maintenance, have a long life and are corrosion resistant.

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US-based Firestone is to open a factory in Turrialba, Costa Rica, to make parts for suspensions. The company is seeking an initial workforce of 100.

"Demand for suspensions is growing in the developing world, and this fits into our plans to boost our global presence," said Firestone president Mike Cero.

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