: Employees of the Firestone Rubber Company making tires on an assembly line. Harvey Firestone founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, in 1900. The company relied on others to produce rubber, instead focusing on tire production. By 1910, the company manufactured more than one million tires, including for Ford automobiles. Firestone's innovations in tire design allowed automobiles to travel faster and more safely, and today as part of the Bridgestone Corporation, it is still one of the largest of its kind in the world.
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: AL03454 Subjects
: Rubber industry and trade--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; Tire industry Places
: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)