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WiMAX kicks up Internet powers

...very well," said Ann Chambers, office manager for Unicco, a facilities maintenance contractor at the Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina tire plant near Aiken that switched from a satellite Internet provider to Altanga's WiMAX earlier this...
Profits offset raw material costs

TOKYO - Japanese tiremaker Bridgestone Corp. said Monday net profit for the first quarter rose 4 percent as strong global sales of tires offset the jump in raw material costs.
Milestones stationed in the Army. Joshua is a senior at Heidelberg American High School. Gives to Aiken Tech Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina has presented the Aiken Technical College Foundation with $33,333, part of the $100,000 the company...
Chamber gives awards for community service

...recognized for his community efforts. The small- business award went to Floyd and Green Jewelers, and Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina was recognized as the outstanding large business. Ms. Calabro was recognized for her work as a chamber...
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Local companies battle high costs of electricity

...megawatts, which eclipsed the 2004 high of 4,574 megawatts. John Stewart, the operations manager for Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina, said employees have worked diligently during the past two years to cut down on electricity costs by...
Bridgestone reports profits

...specifically in Thailand, Indonesia and China, along with Poland and South America, it said. The Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina plant in Aiken County, one of the area's largest private-sector employers, produces light-truck...
On the move

...Westinghouse Savannah River Co.; In North Augusta - Halocarbon Products Corp.; in Graniteville - Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina; in Barnwell - Chem-Nuclear Systems LLC's disposal operations, environmental lab and Duratek Consolidation...
Business briefs

...for Excellence in Manufacturing earlier this week for strides made in lean manufacturing. Since 2000, Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina has had a 53 percent reduction in waste, a 38 percent reduction in scrap and a 39 percent reduction...
Across the area

...the director of the United Way of Aiken County, confirmed Thursday that his group is working with Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina to create a multi-purpose "family resource center." The center will include nonprofit preschool...
News you can use

...Denmark, S.C., and includes items such as Negro League baseball memorabilia, paintings and inventions. Bridgestone-Firestone, SC and the Lucy C. Laney Museum worked in partnership with the Augusta Museum of History to present the exhibit...
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