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BFG Ala. plant celebrates 70th
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.-Michelin North America Inc.'s BFGoodrich brand is celebrating 70 years of manufacturing at its Tuscaloosa plant, which produced its first tire on Oct. 23, 1946 and has churned out nearly 490 million tires since. To celebrate the milestone, the brand is launching a consumer promotion in west Alabama.

 Consumers who purchase a set of BFG tires during October through independent local dealers within 50 miles of the Tuscaloosa plant will quality for a Mastercard gift card worth $50.

Originally constructed to produce material for the military during World War II, the plant comprises more than 1.6 million square feet of manufacturing space and has supported a number of "firsts" in the tire industry, including:


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