Bridgestone to layoff 23 workers at Twin Cities plant

By WEEK Reporter

May 8, 2013 Updated May 8, 2013 at 10:25 PM CDT

NORMAL, IL -- Bridgestone America Tires will cut 23 positions at its Twin Cities plant.

A company spokesperson tells the Pantagraph, that the continued slowdown in residential and commercial construction and mining has meant lower demand for off road tires.

The company did not provide a date for when jobs would be cut.

It is unknown if the job losses would affect two major expansions, announced in December, for the Normal plant.

The company said nearly $47 million dollars in additional equipment and floor space would add 80 more employees to the facility by July 2014.