Goodyear Relights Former Headquarters Sign for 125th Anniversary

Goodyear Relights Former Headquarters Sign for 125th Anniversary | THE SHOPGoodyear has revitalized its historic Goodyear sign at its former headquarters in Akron, Ohio, the company announced.

Goodyear collaborated with The Well CDC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood, to revitalize the iconic sign over the company’s former headquarters, which is now Goodyear Hall.

In celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary, Goodyear worked with The Well CDC to restore the sign, which has not been operational in nearly a decade, the company said.

“This project shines a light on Goodyear’s continued commitment to invest in Akron and in the communities where we live and work,” said Laura Duda, senior vice president and chief communications officer. “We are thankful to work together with great community partners like The Well CDC to support the neighborhood that Goodyear has called home for the past 125 years.”

The revitalized sign was unveiled at The Well CDC’s Imagine the Future celebration on Aug. 10. All fundraising proceeds from the event benefit the organization’s economic and housing initiatives to support the Middlebury community, the company said.

“The Well CDC invests in people through the built environment. What better way to imagine the future of our community then by partnering with Goodyear to invest in our place and re-light this iconic Akron landmark. We hope this sign can be a symbol in the Middlebury neighborhood, and all over Akron, that we have a place worth investing in and fighting for,” said Zac Kohl, executive director of The Well CDC.

“The iconic Goodyear sign is synonymous with the City of Akron,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. “To see it lit up again in celebration of the company’s long-standing commitment to this city is a special moment for all who call Akron home. I look forward to many more years of Goodyear’s partnership and impact in Akron.”

Goodyear will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Aug. 29.

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