Goodyear HQ to remain located in Akron, OH.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber's board of directors approved a
plan that, when finalized, will keep the company's world
headquarters in Akron, OH. The tentative agreement is between Goodyear
and Industrial Realty Group (IRG), and calls for Goodyear to sell most
of its Akron area property and facilities to IRG. IRG will construct a
new world headquarters building, a new headquarters for the
company's North American Tire business, and make improvements to
the company's technical center and research facilities. Goodyear
will lease the new buildings and the existing technical center from IRG.