"Bridgestone products are distributed in Iran through Mileace General Trading LLC in Dubai and an associated company, Polsang Co. Ltd. in Tehran, according to Bridgestone's Web site. The company also has sold tires to the American military." The company received $8.4 million from the US government for their investments in Iran during 2000-2009. Their business in Iran is currently active. (The New York Times, "Profiting from Iran, and the US," 3/6/2010)
"The bill, which roped in companies with even small engagements with Iran, affected not only Honda, but DaimlerChrysler AG, Bridgestone Corp., Siemens and ThyssenKrupp AG, all of which have factories in Ohio. The pension funds estimated that the targeted companies employed more than 45,000 workers in the state." (The Wall Street Journal, "Should states sell stocks to protest links to Iran," 6/14/07)
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