The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio. Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery. It also produced bicycle tires from its founding until 1976. As of 2017, Goodyear is one of the top four tire manufacturers along with Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France) and Continental (Germany).
History with the Macy's Parade
Starting in 1928, Tony Sarg collaborated along with Goodyear in order to create the Parade's iconic balloons, In the first few years, Goodyear created simple-shaped balloons in the form of elephants, horses, tigers, birds and humans. Some of the first character balloons produced by Goodyear included The Katzenjammer Kids, Mickey Mouse, and Felix the Cat. Over the next fifty years, Goodyear created many classic Macy's balloons. The partnership with Macy's ended in 1980, with the third Superman, being the last balloon to be produced by Goodyear.