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Inside the Bridgestone plant in Normal
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 in Normal
Staff / WGLT

The Bridgestone Off-Road Tire plant in Normal is nearly finished with a $12 million renovation.

Tre Whitelow and Jay Shannon
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 plant in Normal
Staff / WGLT

The Bridgestone plant in Normal will add 30 new employees as part of a $12 million investment, the tiremaker announced Tuesday.

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.