Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Together at Last!

Exciting times in Akron. This photo (courtesy of Rubber and Plastics News - Nov. 17, 2008) features two of the longest living coporate icons together in one spot for the first time, despite the blimps being around since 1925 and the Weinermobile being around since 1936.

Speaking of Goodyear and Akron, their former crosstown rival Firestone, is rapidly fading into the history books. Bridgestone/Firestone has decided to drop the Firestone name entirely. (Bridgestone bought Firestone back in 1988 and moved the headquarters to Nashville.)