Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company - Akron, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 41° 03.974 W 081° 28.996
17T E 459397 N 4546222
Quick Description: Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Headquarters in Akron, Ohio
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2007 7:00:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM2Q7G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 127

Long Description:

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. Today it is the third largest tire company in the world after Bridgestone and Michelin. Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, race cars, airplanes, and heavy machinery. In addition it makes rubber hoses, shoe soles, and parts for electric printers. The company has also been extensively involved in the aerospace, military, and hardware technology industries.

Although the company was not connected with him, it was named in honor of Charles Goodyear. Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber in 1839. The first Goodyear Tires became popular because they were easily detachable and low maintenance.

Goodyear is famous throughout the world because of the Goodyear blimp. The blimp came from Goodyear's attempts to enter the Aircraft and Aerospace industries after World War II. Today it is one of the most recognizable advertising icons in America.

From the Wikipedia entry for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
1144 E. Market St.
Akron, OH United States

Stock Ticker Symbol: GT

Stock Market: NYSE

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