Since 1926, Firestone Natural Rubber Company has worked with the people of Liberia to create a thriving natural rubber industry and to provide critical social services to our employees and their families. Over the last 80 years, we have invested more than $135 million in project to help Liberia rebuild and improve its standard of living. We have built new housing, schools, health care facilities and free rubber tree saplings to Liberians to help the local community and country as a whole.
Our operations were not spared during Liberia’s civil war. Factories, worker housing, schools, power transmission facilities, vehicles and hospital were severely damaged, due to looting and vandalism as well as the 14 years during which the company was unable to invest in maintaining these facilities. Despite these challenges, Firestone Natural Rubber Company remains committed to the country and the people of Liberia. We continue to invest in the community with more than 80,000 residents to better the lives of our employees, retirees, their families and the greater Liberian community.
Learn more about Firestone Liberia’s long history:
• Development Investment
• Firestone Liberia Milestones
• Economic Impact
• Working with Liberian Government