Goodyear Tires Group

Automobile tire production began in 1899 and by 1916 Goodyear was the world's largest tire and rubber company. Goodyear employs about 75,000 people around the world. In 2008, Goodyear posted net sales of $19.5 billion.

Location: Akron, Ohio USA
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Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2010

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies, with operations in most regions of the world. Together with its U.S. and international subsidiaries and joint ventures, Goodyear
develops, manufactures, markets and sells tires for most applications. It also manufactures and sells rubber-related chemicals for various applications. Goodyear is one of the world’s
largest operators of commercial truck service and retreading centers. In addition, it operates more than 1,600 tire and auto service center outlets where it offers its products for retail sale
and provides automotive repair and other services. Goodyear manufactures its products in more than 60 facilities in 25 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country
around the world.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by 38-year-old Frank Seiberling.

He purchased our first plant with a $3,500 down payment using money he borrowed from a brother-in-law.

The timing couldn't have been better. The bicycle craze of the 1890s was booming. The horseless carriage was a wide-open challenge.

On Aug. 29, 1898, Goodyear was incorporated with a capital stock of $100,000.

Our winged-foot trademark was inspired by a newel-post statuette of the Roman god Mercury in the home of Goodyear founder Frank Seiberling.

Seiberling felt Mercury embodied many of the characteristics for which Goodyear products were known.

Aerial ambassadors of our company since 1925, Goodyear operates three blimps in North America.

In the United States, they are based in Akron, Ohio; Carson, California, and Pompano Beach, Florida.

More than 21,000 investors directly own Goodyear common stock, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol GT).

Contact Info:
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
1144 East Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44316-0001
(330) 796-2121

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