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Brand Spotlight: Firestone

The Foundations What made Akron, Ohio so popular for tires? Why is it “The Rubber Capital of the World?” I can’t really say, but just a short time after Goodyear planted its roots there, The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company set up shop in the small city too. It was 1900, and Harvey Firestone, an early automotive enthusiast, saw an opportunity to make the auto industry better. From the beginning, … Continue reading

How Are Tires Helping to Fight Ebola?

So the Ebola virus has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for obvious reasons. Even though it isn’t nearly as contagious as other diseases, Ebola is a gruesome disease that people are increasingly fearful of. So what do Firestone tires have to do with it? It turns out Bridgestone is donating $1 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Nigeria. Firestone is a Bridgestone subsidiary, … Continue reading