Benjamin Franklin Goodrich (B.F. Goodrich), began his tire company in 1870 in Akron, Ohio. They went on to become one of the largest tire providers in the world. But what a lot of people don't know is that they got out of the tire business in 1997, and went into the aerospace business and manufacturing plane parts like landing gears. In 2012, the United Technologies Corporation bought the Goodrich corporation for $18.4 billion dollars. When thinking about tire companies it's hard not to think about BF Goodrich so it is amazing that they got out of the business 22 years ago.
Author: John Mann