Goodyear, rubber industry make parade part of US Thanksgiving traditions

US Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And the tradition of the parade would be far different if it weren’t for the rubber industry, which has helped to bring giant cartoon balloons to life for almost 100 years.


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Goodyear takes first World Endurance win at Shanghai 4h

Goodyear has taken its first win since its return to international motorsport in 2019 at the third round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Shanghai. The Jota Sport Oreca of Roberto Gonzales, Anthony Davidson and Antonio Felix da Costa won after a race-long battle with its sister Goodyear-shod Jackie Chan DC Racing car of Ho-Pin Tung, Gabriel Aubry and Will Stevens.

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Cooper, Goodyear nab top spots in NPD’s ‘aftermarket performance’ awards


LAS VEGAS — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Goodyear are winners in the inaugural “Aftermarket Performance Awards” created by NPD Group Inc. and revealed at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas.

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Goodyear strikes tire deal with European endurance racing series


PORTIMAO, Portugal — Goodyear has stuck a deal with the organizers of the European LeMans Series racing series to make Goodyear the designated race tire brand for the series’ LM-GTE class for production-based supercars.

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Goodyear posts double-digit income drops in Q3, year-to-date


AKRON — Goodyear reported double-digit declines in operating income for the three- and nine-month periods ended Sept. 30 on the negative effects of lower sales volumes, higher raw materials costs and other factors.

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Goodyear finds traction with soybean oil

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—Goodyear plans to replace petroleum-derived processing oils with soybean oil in its tires by 2040 and increase its soybean oil consumption by 25 percent by 2020.

The lofty goal, disclosed in the company’s most recent Corporate Responsibility Report, has a number of benefits.

Using a green technology is more sustainable, the company said, and it can capture a growing section of consumers who factor environmental concerns into their buying decisions. And it will be a boon for the U.S. soybean industry.

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Goodyear Farm Tires gearing up for Agritechnica

This year’s Agritechnica will host a celebration of the return of one of the most historic and much-loved names in agricultural farm tyres to the European arena.

Based on stand A63 in Hall 19/20 in Hanover, Goodyear Farm Tires will be showcasing its new range after Titan International secured the licence for the European and UK markets.

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Goodyear Marks 75 Years at Proving Grounds with Facility Expansion


As it celebrates its 75th year of tire testing operations in San Angelo, Texas, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is planning two new expansion projects at the facility.

Goodyear has added a second vehicle dynamics area – a 324,000 square foot paved pad – and is currently building an additional evaluation facility for off-the-road products that will include equipment for testing earthmover tires.

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Goodyear offering contract buyouts at US tire plant

Akron, Ohio — Goodyear has begun offering voluntary buyouts to certain employees at its Gadsden, Alabama, tire plant as part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its US competitiveness.

Goodyear disclosed the plan in a 8K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, stating that the move aimed to curtail the production of tires for less profitable segments of the tire market.

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Goodyear appoints new VP for global off-highway businesses

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Ryan Waldron as vice president, global off-highway businesses, to lead the company’s global aviation and off-the-road (OTR) segments.

Waldron most recently served as VP for strategy and business development at Goodyear’s Americas, the company said in a 12 Sept statement.

In that role, said Goodyear, Waldron drove “a number of strategies that advanced Goodyear’s competitive position in the market.”

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