Bridgestone Corp. will build a new ¥17 billion ($139.3 million) tire plant in Chonburi, Thailand, due to increasing demand in the Asian and Middle Eastern regions. The plant, Bridgestone’s third in the country, will make radial tires for trucks and buses. Bridgestone’s Tire Mfg. Thailand Co. will operate the plant, expected to have a capacity of 2,500 tires per day when it opens in second-half 2004. The tires will be exported to the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast ...

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