Bridgestone Temporary Shutdown At Bridgestone In Normal By Charlie Schlenker • Mar 19, 2020 Monty Greutman / Bridgestone The Bridgestone tire plant in Normal will shut down starting this weekend to avoid coronavirus-related problems, the company said in a news release Thursday. Bridgestone Plant Renovations Near Completion By Eric Stock • Oct 15, 2019 Staff / WGLT The Bridgestone Off-Road Tire plant in Normal is nearly finished with a $12 million renovation. Project Oz Program Helps Youths Find A Job—And A Second Chance By Ryan Denham • Feb 15, 2019 Ryan Denham / WGLT Young adulthood is often carved up into milestones—your first job, car, house, or child. For Tre Whitelow of Bloomington, it was a much smaller achievement that became a turning point of sorts. He recently got his first wallet, at age 21. Bridgestone To Add Workers, Make $12 Million Investment At Normal Plant By Ryan Denham • Jul 17, 2018 Staff / WGLT The Bridgestone plant in Normal will add 30 new employees as part of a $12 million investment, the tiremaker announced Tuesday. Davis Proposes Incentives For Workforce Training Programs By Student Reporter Dania De La Hoya • Apr 6, 2018 Monty Greutman / Bridgestone Manufacturing has seen a surge of economic growth lately, but the industry is growing faster than it can find employees to fill the gap.