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Firestone should be remembered for his innovative approach and limitless drive, and should be credited for his perseverance to attain new goals, bringing about such concepts as the “temporary spare” tire. Today, Bridgestone/Firestone America's Holding Inc. has over 38 manufacturing facilities, 1,500 directly owned and operated retail outlets in the North America, and nearly 45,000 industrious employees who produce and sell 50 million tires a year. Firestone sells tires to passenger, light truck & SUV, commercial truck, agricultural, OTR/earth moving, and motorcycle/kart industries.

In 1900, the enterprising young American, Harvey S. Firestone, established The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Firestone began the 20th century with a new way of making carriage tires and started production with 12 employees in Akron, Ohio. Firestone worked relentlessly to improve the quality of his products and to meet the needs of his customers. In 1906, Firestone’s efforts paid off when Henry Ford chose Firestone tires to be used for the first mass-produced automobiles in America. In 1911, Firestone began a legendary history in car racing by winning the first Indy 500. Racecars driven on Firestone tires went on to win more than 50 checkered flags at the fabled brickyard, and in 1949, Jim Roper won the first NASCAR Winston Cup race on Firestone tires.

Ten years later, Firestone developed a high-speed race tire to withstand speeds of 190 miles per hour for the first running of the International 500-mile race in Monza, Italy. During the 1960’s, Firestone offered radial tires to the American market and received the prestigious Deming Prize for implementing a program to improve quality and raise productivity. In 1968, Graham Hill became the first driver to win the FIA Formula 1 championship on Firestone tires.

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In 1988, The Bridgestone Corporation acquired the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, creating a truly global company. Two years later, Bridgestone and Firestone were consolidated under a unified organization called Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., and shortly thereafter moved corporate headquarters from Akron to Nashville. Over the course of the next 10 years, Bridgestone/Firestone introduced winter tires, continued to rule the racetracks, and developed new tire technologies, including the UNI-T AQ (Advanced Quality) that helps tires perform better even when in a worn condition.

Firestone should be remembered for his innovative approach and limitless drive, and should be credited for his perseverance to attain new goals, bringing about such concepts as the “temporary spare” tire. Today, Bridgestone/Firestone America's Holding Inc. has over 38 manufacturing facilities, 1,500 directly owned and operated retail outlets in the North America, and nearly 45,000 industrious employees who produce and sell 50 million tires a year.

Firestone sells tires to passenger, light truck & SUV, commercial truck, agricultural, OTR/earth moving, and motorcycle/kart industries.

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