Goodyear honors expired blimp ride voucher 17 years later

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Keith Beckley won the chance in 2001 but for a variety of reasons he didn’t get to take the flight until Oct. 27.

Details of the game that September day in 2001 have faded from Keith Beckley’s memory.

He played linebacker and running back for Carrollton High School his senior year and his performance against Canton Central Catholic in The Repository’s initial First Down Showdown must have been solid because he was named most valuable player for the Warriors.

Beckley can’t recall if …

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Goodyear Reports 3rd Quarter 2018 Results

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has reported results for the third quarter of 2018.

“We continued to improve the operating performance in our key mature markets, driven by strong volume growth, including significant increases in the more profitable 17-inch-and-greater rim sizes in the U.S. and Europe,” said Richard Kramer, chairman, CEO and president.

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Analysis: Changes in the tire distribution business.

At the start of this year (2018), Michelin and Sumitomo announced a plan to merge their tire distribution activities in North America. A couple of weeks later Goodyear and Bridgestone made a similar announcement with the launch of Tire Hub. Since then, Max Finkelstein and TreadMaxx have done something similar and formed Tire Distributors of…

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Goodyear cuts earnings forecast, again

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear has lowered its expectations for fiscal 2018 operating income slightly “to reflect the increasingly challenging industry environment,” the company said in a third quarter financial statement.

For the quarter ended 30 Sept, segment operating income was down 1.3% to $362 million, while revenue inched up slightly to $3.93 billion, leaving the operating ratio unchanged at 9.2%.

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Goodyear Celebrates 100 Years of Wingfoots by Creating Oldest Throwback Basketball Jersey Available

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AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Akron Wingfoots by resurrecting the team’s inaugural jersey from 1918 and producing a limited run of 100 throwback replicas for fans. The replicas are the oldest…

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Goodyear Introduces ‘Roll,’ A New Tire Shopping and Installation Experience for Consumers

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will introduce a new tire shopping and installation experience: Roll by Goodyear.

The service allows customers to shop for tires in modern showrooms located in lifestyle centers like strip malls with shops, salons and restaurants, or online at RollByGoodyear.com.

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USTMA Board Selects Goodyear’s McClellan As Board Chair

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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) announced the election of Stephen R. McClellan as chairman of the Board of Directors, for a two-year term starting Oct. 3. McClellan is president of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Americas business unit.

McClellan succeeds Jim Hawk, chairman, Toyo Holdings of America, Inc., who served as USTMA’s board chair since 2016.

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Goodyear race tire plant earns manufacturing excellence award

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. – Goodyear’s race tire plant in Akron is one of four manufacturing enterprises to have earned a 2018 Excellence Award from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

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Darren Wells back at Goodyear as CFO

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A familiar face has returned to Goodyear Tire & Rubber. As of 20 September, Darren R. Wells is back with the tyre maker as executive vice-president and chief financial officer – a position he held between 2008 and 2013. He succeeds Laura Thompson, who in June announced her intention to retire in the first quarter of 2019 following a 35-year career with the company.

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Online Tire Market Business Growth Statistics and Key Players Insights: Michelin, Bridgestone, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Hankook

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Online tire sale platform
The online retailing helps in reaching out too many consumers without launching stores and this results in cost benefits which are ultimately passed on to the customers. Moreover, increasing spending on e-commerce platform by OEM’s due to high internet penetration rate will drive the online tire market during the forecast period as well.

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