Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and named in honor of Charles Goodyear who invented vulcanized rubber in 1839.

Today it is one of the largest tire and rubber companies in the world with 145,000 employees. It manufactures tires for

  • automobiles,

  • airplanes, and

  • heavy machinery.

In addition it makes rubber hoses, shoe soles, and parts for electric printers.

Apart from tires Goodyear is known throughout the world for their famous Goodyear Blimps.

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