For the third year in a push, Goodyear wins respects within the Elastic and Plastics Items category of Fortune magazine's list of "America's Most Appreciated Companies."

Goodyear shapes a joint wander with Treadco, making Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems. Goodyear Aquatred 3, the most up to date within the well known Aquatred line, introduced. New carrier Soul of Goodyear christened by space traveler Banter Ride. To meet increased request, Built Items declares plans to set up a molded transportation items fabricating plant in Mexico. An Internet-based obtaining union with five other elastic companies, called RubberNetwork.com, is formed. The Australia-based aircraft Soul of the South Pacific helps with telecast of the Sydney Summer Olympics.

Goodyear opens a deals and dissemination center in Dubai, the chief harbour and commercial center of the Joined together Middle easterner Emirates, permitting get to to more than 40 markets within the Center East, Africa, and Central Asia.