HISTORY

Goodyear Tires was founded by 38 year old Frank A. Seiberling and its first home was a strawboard factory on the banks of the Little Cuyahoga River in East Akron, Ohio. The company got its start manufacturing of horseshoe pads, bicycle and carriage tires, sealing rings for canning, firehose and even rubber poker chips. Frank A. Seiberling purchased the company with his brother-in-law’s money. The rubber and cotton that were the life blood of the industry had to be transported from halfway around the world to a landlocked town that had only limited rail transportation. The company’s name memorialized Charles Goodyear as a courageous man who discovered vulcanization. Today, Goodyear measures sales of nearly $20 billion, although it took 53 years before the company reached its first billion dollar milestone to become one of America’s leading manufacturers of passenger tires. It all began in a converted strawboard factory on the banks of the Little Cuyahoga River in East Akron, Ohio. Spanning the years through all of those yesterdays, a legion of firsts reveal themselves in facts and figures to reflect the making of a premier company.

The Winged Foot

The winged foot trademark was first used in advertising by Goodyear in 1900. It was inspired by the ancient Roman god, Mercury. Mercury was the god of trade and commerce, but he was best known as the messenger of the gods because of his swiftness of foot. Speed was something Goodyear wanted to convey as a trademark quality. As a result, the present winged foot trademark emerged from prepared sketches.

Tires

Goodyear All-Season tires are well known for their handling and maneuverability (especially as winter tires). Their classic styling and all-season capability are ideal for performance cars and sport trucks. Goodyear touring tires have all-season traction and enhanced reinforcement for a smooth and quiet ride. Goodyear Ultra High Performance tires provides an innovative tread zone with commanding dry grip and a water-shedding inner tread zone to aid wet traction, with enhanced grip on dry roads and superior wet traction. Goodyear has also began changing the terminology of self-supporting run Flat tire from extended mobility tech (EMT) to Run on Flat (ROF). Goodyear’s Run on Flat tires are considered original equipment for BMW and Mercedes Benz vehicles.

Goodyear Premium snow tires give superb traction with its enhanced gripping power on icy or snowy road surfaces without compromising its smooth, quiet and comfortable ride. It also offers strength and provides rugged toughness and help soak up road noise for both on- and off-road performance.

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