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Goodyear's technical center

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Location: Akron

Year opened: 1978 (Originally opened in 1916 as a tire plant; re-engineered in 1978; upgraded in 2013-15 with new HQ)

Manager/director: Jon Bellisimo

Size: 810,000 square feet

Number of employees: 1,100

Capabilities: Computer-aided design; physical tire testing; raw materials/chemical testing; prototype tire production

Projects: OE homologation; replacement market products; consumer, commercial, off-road, aviation, race tires tires