Bandag Tire Solutions relocates headquarters to Nashville
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) plans to
begin the process of relocating members of its senior management
team and other specific functions of its Muscatine, Iowa-based
Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) operations to locations
in the Nashville, Tennessee area, including BSAM’s headquarters
facility in Nashville.
This decision is part of an overall effort to restructure the
way BSAM does business across its North American operations.
The goals are to become a more profitable and customer-focused
business, to lower costs by eliminating duplication and inefficiencies,
and to harness talent and expertise in a way that best serves
the business. The company is installing new management operating
systems to improve efficiencies and business processes, and enhancing
the ability to measure business and individual performance.
The BBTS functions that will remain in Muscatine are: Equipment
manufacturing, emergency road service, human resources, retread
manufacturing management, manufacturing finance, information
technology developers and support, retread engineering, retread
technical services and retread research and development. Approximately
220 BBTS teammates will remain in Muscatine.
The following BBTS functions will be relocating to locations
in the Nashville area, including the company’s headquarters facility:
Purchasing, marketing, finance, accounts payable, credit, business
strategy and solutions group, customer service, legal, safety
and members of the company owned operations senior management
team. Thirty-two BBTS teammates will be relocating to Nashville
as a result of this decision.