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Goodyear recognized for the Thompson Reuters Top 100 award
Goodyear recognized by Thompson Rueters for second year in a row
Story by ROBERT SUSTERSIC


 
Goodyear was among 44 US companies to make Thomson Reuters' 2012 list of top 100 international innovators. The Akron-based tire maker credits its new all season tread design and other innovations for garnering the attention.
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Goodyear has been recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator . Today’s announcement by Thompson Reuters recognized the Akron-based company for its  recent patents and  innovations including a new technology for maintaining recommended pressure value through the life of the treads.

Kerry Christopher on innovations at Goodyear

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The Thompson Reuters Top 100 Award goes  to the top 100 companies around the world, in industries including health-care, automotive, aerospace engineering, and telecommunication. This is the second year in a row that Goodyear has received that award.

Goodyear spokesman Kerry Christopher:

“Here in Akron, and in Luxemburg and Germany we have engineers that  are working on innovation that ranges from products that we have on the market today. So, for instance our Goodyear Assurance Triple-Tred All Season has innovative tread zones and evolving traction grooves so those sorts of things are all innovations that require patents.  So, again that is how Thompson Reuters is measuring us, with a number of patents that we are issuing.

 Christopher says future innovations will include air-maintenance technology to keep optimum pressure throughout the life of the  tire     

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