Officials at Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) announced senior management members of its Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) in its Muscatine, IA headquarters are relocating to BSAM’s operations in Nashville, TN. Other specific functions of the Iowa operation will be moved to Tennessee. The complete move is expected to be completed by June of next. According to company officials, the decision was an overall effort to restructure the way BSAM does business across its North American operations.
Departments moving to Nashville include purchasing, marketing, accounts payable, customer service, legal and members of the Company owned Operations senior management team. At total of 32 BBTS employees are headed to Nashville. Some of the BBTS functions that will remain in Muscatine include equipment manufacturing, human resources, retread engineering and technical services, and manufacturing finance. More than 200 employees will remain in Muscatine. The news was not good for all. The company announced that eighteen BBTS positions were eliminated, effective on Tuesday. For more, visit www.bridgestone-firestone.com.