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1898 The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co was founded in the USA by Frank Seiberling.
1913 Company founded in the UK
1927 Private company.
1928 Company made public.
1937 Tyre manufacturers. "Goodyear" Airwheel. 
1957 New factory opened outside Glasgow
1961 Manufacturers of tyres and tubes, transmission belting, rubber and asbestos packing, moulded rubber goods, including fan belts, rubber flooring hose and footwear. 6,200 employees. 
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Car Tyres. 
1974 Mr. Challen E. Taylor was appointed director of product research and development of the International Industrial Products Technical Centre in Craigavon, North Ireland.
1974 Looked into recycling old car and truck tyres to yield oil, in conjunction with Tasco Oil Corporation of USA.