|Transcription||Firestone Opens New Canadian Plant / Multi-Million Dollar Expansion
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. opened a new tire plant in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday to keep pace with the increasing population and expanding economy of the dominion's four western provinces.
Russell Patrick, Alberta's provincial secretary and minister of industry and development was the speaker at the dedication. He joined Chairman Harvey S. Firestone Jr.; Douglas Harkness, Canadian minister of agriculture, and Calgary's mayor in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
THE new plant is a part of a multi-million dollar expansion by Firestone in Canada. The program also includes modernization and new construction at Hamilton, Ontario, where the firm's first plant was opened in the neighboring country 41 years ago.
The Calgary facility will
serve 1,500,000 vehicle owners in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta and will produce a full line of tires.
Speaking at a Canadian Chamber of Commerce dinner Wednesday night preceding today's official opening, Firestone declared the free world must recognize it is at war in the economic field and must mobilize its economic assets.
HE CHARGED private investors both in U. S. and
Canada with the responsibility for finding the way to provide the developing nations of the world with ample help.
While he supported the U. S. foreign aid program, Firestone said he didn't believe it is fair to U. S. industry to have to compete in world markets, shackled by high taxes resulting from the foreign aid bills, unless other financially fortunate nations bore their proportionate share. |