RPT-UPDATE 2-Bridgestone to build third plant in Thailand

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(Repeat of November 26 item) TOKYO, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Bridgestone Corp , Japan's largest tyremaker, said on Tuesday it would spend 17 billion yen ($139.3 million) to build a third tyre plant in Thailand to meet growing demand for truck and bus tyres, particularly in Asia. The move could also help Bridgestone secure the top spot in the global tyre market as it continues to recover from a recall scandal at its U.S. Firestone unit. Bridgestone said in a statement that the new plant, ...

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