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Property Name Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Headquarters
Reference Number 13000683
State Ohio
County Summit
Town Akron
Street Address 1144 East Market Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/27/2013
Areas of Significance COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, INVENTION, TRANSPORTATION
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000683.pdf
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The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Headquarters is being nominated under Criterion A: in the area of Commerce, Industry, Invention and Transportation. Goodyear was founded in 1898 and by 1916 had grown to be the world 's largest tire manufacturer. Goodyear, with the industry nickname the Gorilla has continued to be the predominant leader in the rubber and tire industry since 1916. 1 The innovation mindset of the multinational corporation provided substantial growth in manufacturing far outreaching the rubber industry by making advancements in chemical and synthetic products , specifically polymers; that are incorporated not only in transportation, military uses and aerospace developments, but in general household products.

 

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