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Charles Goodyear and Goodyear Tire Company

“Life,” Charles Goodyear wrote, “should not be estimated exclusively by the standard of dollars and cents. I am not disposed to complain that I have planted and others have gathered the fruits. A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps.” Modern humanity has reaped the benefits of his genius and experimentations. Rubber products act as tires, hoses, flooring, doormats, nonslip surfaces, wires covering, phone protectors, door stops, jar-lid gaskets and many more modern products.

Today’s Goodyear Rubber is an agile modern firm that excels in technological innovations. In the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Eagle-360 concept tire has been named one of Time magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2016.” The Goodyear Eagle-360 is a spherical-shaped design concept tire that would provide self-driving cars ultimate maneuverability, connectivity and biomimicry to increase safety. The tire's tread pattern mimics brain coral and is designed with multidirectional blocks and groves that work to work to ensure safe contact with the ground. Goodyear tire has 15 Billion Dollars in sales and a family of brands that include Goodyear, Sava, Kelly, Dunlap and Fulda. Goodyear manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world.

The Best Material for Slip Resistance

What’s the best material for creating a slip-resistant surface? The obvious answer is rubber. After all, rubber possesses a naturally high coefficient of friction, making it a surface that’s inherently difficult to slip and slide around on. This is also the reason for why most shoe soles are made of rubber. It helps us stay on our feet, even in the face of adversarial conditions.

Rubber also naturally resists moisture, which makes it perfect for outdoor locations, as well as indoor settings. Places that often see precipitation, spills, or leakages are the ideal spots for rubber flooring. These problems quickly turn into hazardous conditions for you and your guests, threatening the security of your footing, every step you take. Because rubber resists moisture and naturally enhances traction, it is the best material for turning any dangerous zone into one that’s safeguarded against causing slips and falls.

Preventing slip and fall accidents isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity. Don’t wait before it’s too late because, when it’s too late, you’ll quickly regret not having installed the proper safety-measures in the first place.

Join Us in Celebrating Goodyear’s 125th Anniversary!

2023 marks the 125th year since the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded. The company’s founder, Frank Seiberling, named his company after Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. And the name has stuck ever since.

In 1898, Frank Seiberling opened the first Goodyear factory in Akron, Ohio, focusing mainly on manufacturing bicycle and carriage tires. In 1901, Goodyear produced its first automobile tires for Henry Ford, who was manufacturing race cars. As the automobile industry grew and rubber’s demand increased, so did the popularity of Goodyear’s tires.

With 125 impressive years under Goodyear’s belt, join us here at Rubber-Cal in celebrating this momentous occasion. Over a century of innovation, ingenuity, and effort has kept the Goodyear company at the fore of the rubber industry. Goodyear does important work in continuing to popularize, as well as develop, rubber—not just as a finished product but as a basic material, too.

Here's to Goodyear. What a ride it has been, and continues to be.