Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) made the following statement about the new Bridgestone 1.5 million-square-foot off-road radial tire (ORR) manufacturing facility in Aiken County:
"Today's announcement that Bridgestone will open a new manufacturing facility is great news for South Carolina and the community of Aiken. Our state has cultivated a business climate second to none by lowering taxes, easing regulatory burdens and keeping South Carolina a right-to-work state. We have business-friendly policies and a diverse and dedicated workforce that is prepared to meet any need an employer might have. And I look forward to continuing the fight in Washington to stop job-killing spending, taxes and debt so that South Carolina workers and companies like Bridgestone have the best chance to succeed."