General Tire and Rubber Company

The General Tire and Rubber Company is an American motor vehicle tire manufacturer with 9,000 employees.

General Tire was founded in 1915 in Akron, Ohio by William F. O'Neil. In 1943 General Tire branched out from its tire business purchasing the Yankee Network and the radio stations it owned. General Tire reorganized the holding company GenCorp in 1984, with General Tire as a subsidiary.

GenCorp sold General Tire to Continental AG in 1987 and exists today as part of Continental's American operations. Continental Tire has five manufacturing located throughout North America:

  • Bryan, OH

  • Charlotte, NC

  • Mayfield, KY

  • Mount Vernon, IL

  • San Luis Potosi, Mexico

General Tire Website

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Continental Tire Sales Regions:
US Corporate Office Commercial Group
1800 Continental Blvd,
Charlotte, NC 28273

Phone: (704) 583-3900
Fax (704) 583-8737

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