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Akron Stories Project Brings Rubber Worker Histories to Life

Miriam Ray, the project’s founder, and Mac Love, the project’s lead, visited our studios to explain more about the Akron Rubber Worker Statue and Stories Project and how to contribute to the cause.

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Akron Stories Project Brings Rubber Worker Histories to Life [Audio]

Today’s tire industry is home to legacy brands such as Goodyear, Firestone, BF Goodrich, General Tire, Mohawk Rubber. The list goes on. Though the ones listed here have one thing in common: They started in Akron, Ohio. In fact, as these tire manufacturers developed, so did the city of Akron. Now, the memories and stories

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Nexen Tire Hosts Tech Center Grand Opening, Showcases R&D & Commitment to North America

Nexen Tire Corp. celebrated the grand opening of its Technology Center in Richfield, OH, this week, showcasing its technological muscle and commitment to the North American marketplace.

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Gallery: Nexen Tire Tech Center Grand Opening

Nexen Tire America celebrated the grand opening of its Tech Center in Richfield, Ohio, on Wednesday, capping off a banner year for the South Korean tiremaker. Look through highlights from the opening ceremony and tour the high-tech center.

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Bridgestone, Akron Public Schools Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Automotive Training Center Partnership

Representatives from Bridgestone Americas, Akron (Ohio) Public Schools and United Way of Summit County gathered at the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center the afternoon of Oct. 16 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology in cooperation with Firestone Complete Auto Care at Akron’s East Community Learning Center.

Bridgestone To Build New Race Tire Manufacturing Facility in Akron

Bridgestone Americas is planning to build a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Akron, Ohio that will serve as the future home of Firestone race tire manufacturing.

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Bridgestone Creates Auto Training Center for Akron Public Schools Students

Akron Public Schools and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. announced the new Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, which will bring a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) center to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in the fall of the 2018-2019 school year.

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Bridgestone Americas Recognizes Innovators

Bridgestone Americas recognized leaders in innovation during its 38th annual Inventors Awards Dinner on May 18 in Akron, Ohio.

Goodyear Christens Wingfoot Two

A little bit of cold and rain couldn’t stop the festivities at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s blimp hangar on Oct. 21, as the tiremaker christened the latest member of its blimp family – Wingfoot Two. Christening Wingfoot Two, and drenching herself with Champagne at the same time, was Akron-native and philanthropist Savannah James.

Goodyear Unveils Test Store

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is rethinking the customer experience of its Goodyear Auto Service stores with the opening of a new location at Summit Mall in Fairlawn, Ohio. The new store, located near the tiremaker’s headquarters, will be a fully operational store where Goodyear can test new ideas. During a June 16 store preview,

Goodyear Collecting Toys for Tots at Blimp Bases

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has partnered again with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation. The tiremaker will open its U.S. blimp bases in Ohio, California and Florida to collect toys for the foundation, while giving the public a close-up view of the airships. “We are pleased to

Kenda Brings New Tech Center to the Akron Area

Kenda USA is calling Green, Ohio, home to its new Kenda American Technology Center. The tiremaker hosted a ribbon cutting and pre-opening preview with Kenda executives and government officials on Nov. 9 at the new facility, just minutes from Akron and Kenda’s Martin Wheel Co. Back to the Rubber City “We feel that Akron is