NASHVILLE – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (Bridgestone) today announced the charitable donation of the former Speedco headquarters building in Cayuga, Indiana. The 19,000 square-foot facility was donated to the Valley Professionals Community Health Center. The organization plans to transform the building into a beacon that provides high-quality health and social services for residents of northern Vermillion County.
“The people of Cayuga and Vermillion County were paramount to the success of Speedco during the early origins of the company,” said Scott Damon, president, Speedco. “This community has always supported Speedco and we are delighted to return the favor today by donating our former headquarters building to two very worthy causes. We remain dedicated to the well-being of Vermillion County.”
Bridgestone is committed to being an outstanding corporate citizen and focuses on supporting organizations with missions aimed at benefiting education, environment and conservation, and youth development. The donation of the former Speedco headquarters facility will allow Valley Professionals Community Health Center to serve more people in the local community and create a more sustainable future for local citizens of Vermillion County.
“We are excited about moving into the former Speedco building because it will allow us to expand our services and create new jobs,” said Terry Warren, CEO, Valley Professionals Community Health Center. “By increasing our capacity, we are making our services more accessible to our patients in the numerous counties.”
Speedco, an indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is a provider of on-highway truck lubrication and routine tire services to commercial truck owner-operators and fleets. To learn more about Speedco services and locations, visit www.speedco.com.
About Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company's Latin American tire operations; the U.S. and Canadian consumer tire businesses; the U.S. and Canadian commercial tire businesses; and Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, which operates the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world. BATO develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The business unit is focused on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in the Americas. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading retreading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise. This combination of new and retread product offering provides customers with total tire solutions.
About Speedco, Inc.:
Speedco Inc. is a provider of on-highway preventative maintenance and tire service to the commercial trucking industry. Speedco has 51 on-highway locations across the nation. Speedco is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC.