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Bridgestone Earns John Deere Partner-Level Supplier Recognition

Global business units honored for longstanding commitment to continuous improvement

Feb 4, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tennessee

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced that the company has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere & Company (Deere & Company) Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.  The company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Employees of Bridgestone accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies recently held in Bettendorf, Iowa.


Bridgestone is a supplier of agricultural and off-the-road tires to Deere & Company’s global operations with the majority of the business activities involving John Deere’s North American agricultural equipment manufacturing facilities.  


“We are honored to receive this award of excellence from John Deere,” said Kurt Danielson, president, Bridgestone Commercial Group. “We are constantly evaluating our performance to make sure our customers receive superior service from us at all times. This recognition proudly demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our employees at offices around the globe.”


Suppliers who participate in Deere & Company’s Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.


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About Bridgestone Americas, Inc.:

Nashville, Tennessee-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BSAM and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The BSAM family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

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