Addition to Firestone Tire Factory
Two additional wings to the Firestone tire factory. which will permit a 40 per cent, increase in output, are rapidly nearing completion and probably will be ready for occupancy early in the spring. Because of the care with which the present building was planned by H. S. Firestone, president of the company, the additions fit into the scheme of things, and when completed will seem to have always been part of the factory. Like the rest of the building, the new wings are of steel and concrete, with a facing of light brick, and are absolutely fireproof. The tire plant of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company moved into its present quarters two years ago. An addition was necessary before the factory was a year old. Before that was finished the wings now in course of construction were begun. Officers of the company now take up the top floors of two wings. More space is needed, however, and when the additions are complete another entire floor will be given over to offices.
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