MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (Jan. 17, 2002)—Bridgestone/Firestone Canada Inc., seeking to streamline its distribution operations, will close its Lachine, Quebec, warehouse March 31 and transfer its operations to a new 157,000-sq.-ft. facility in Brampton, Ontario.
“Streamlining our distribution operations…allows us to operate more efficiently, gain an immediate cost savings and is consistent with other recent moves to centralize certain functions such as our customer service area into one national department,” a BFS Canada spokesman said.
The company has been reviewing operations since November 2000, the spokesman said, focusing on improving efficiencies while maintaining customer service.
The company´s head office and Ontario warehouse & distribution center in Mississauga, and distribution facilities in Moncton, New Brunswick, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Langley, British Columbia, are not be affected.
The closing affected 14 employees. The cost of the move to the new center was not disclosed.