NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2007) - Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) is pleased to announce that Manac, Inc. headquartered in St. Georges, Quebec, Canada has named Bridgestone its standard tire supplier. BFNT will be the primary tire supplier for Manac as well as for the CPS trailer brand in North America.
"At Manac, our quality standards are uncompromising, and we expect the same from our business partners," said Charles Dutil, President and Chief Executive Officer of Manac. "Bridgestone is essential to our commitment to provide our customers with best-in-class value and service."
"We are very delighted to work with Manac," said Singh Ahluwalia, president, commercial products for BFNT. "The outstanding innovation and performance of both brands make it a natural choice. Both companies have distinctive and rewarding relationships with their end users. We look forward to a rewarding relationship with Manac for many years to come."
The Bridgestone brand includes an extensive line of trailer radials, starting with the R195F for on-highway applications, the R196 for high-scrub and multi-axle applications, the R250F for severe-scrub applications and the Greatec trailer wide single radial in the 445/50R22.5 size.
Manac operates four trailer manufacturing plants in North America, including a new, state-of-the-art facility in Kennett, Mo. Manac and CPS Trailer build an extensive line of customized trailer designs for a multitude of service applications.
About Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC:
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off the road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in North America.
About Manac Inc.:
Manac is the largest semitrailer manufacturer in Canada and one of the ten largest in North America. Manac manufactures customized semitrailers and offers a full range of services, from the identification of specific customer needs to after-sales service. Its complete line of semitrailers includes vans, flatbeds, forestry semitrailers, construction semitrailers and other specialized products.