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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JUNE 20, 2005
(615) 741-2257 (O)
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MEDIA ADVISORY

Firestone Industrial Products to Receive
Governor’s Safety Award

NASHVILLE — Firestone Industrial Products Company will receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health on Thursday, June 23, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. (CST). The ceremony will take place at the facility located at 1901 Sylvan Road in Dyersburg. The Governor’s Award honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours during a calendar year without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict his normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

WHO:

Firestone Industrial Products Company
Tennessee Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Bob Henningsen, Deputy Commissioner for Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Mark Emkes, Chairman and CEO, Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.

WHAT:
Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health

WHEN:

Thursday, June 23, 2005
11 a.m. (CST)

WHERE:

Firestone Industrial Products Company
1901 Sylvan Road
Dyersburg, Tennessee
For directions or additional information you can also call:
Dan MacDonald
Director of Media Relations/Bridgestone Americas
(O) 615-937-1497  (C) 615-418-4564
macdonalddan@bfusa.com

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