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2014-07-30 16:27:59

AKRON, Ohio, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Firestone Country Club, a proud member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, welcomes the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational to the club July 31-Aug. 3, 2014. Firestone, which is located in Akron, Ohio, and this past spring unveiled a multimillion-dollar clubhouse reinvention, is serving as the site of the Bridgestone Invitational for the 15(th) year and, with it, marks the 61(st) consecutive year of professional tournament golf at the...

2014-07-28 08:22:56

Tiremaker exceeds veteran hiring goal, pledges to hire 1,000 more veterans over the next year AKRON, Ohio, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years ago, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) made a commitment to hire 1,000 United States military veterans. Today, the company announced that it surpassed its three-year goal more than a year early, and has pledged to hire an additional 1,000 veterans. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO "The response to...

2014-07-24 08:23:30

AKRON, Ohio, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robin Roberts, the award-winning co-anchor of ABC News' "Good Morning America," long-time ESPN sportscaster and successful author, will christen The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) newest blimp - Wingfoot One - on Saturday, August 23, in Suffield, Ohio. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO Roberts joins a list of accomplished women who have christened previous Goodyear blimps, including astronaut Dr. Sally...

2014-07-21 16:22:57

AKRON, Ohio, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wingfoot One has been selected as the name for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) newest airship, the company announced today. Wingfoot One was selected from nearly 15,000 names submitted in an on-line public contest that started four months ago. A panel of Goodyear judges narrowed the submissions to 10 finalists before a final round of public voting determined the name of the newest addition to the Goodyear fleet of...

2014-07-21 16:22:20

AKRON, Ohio, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, today announced that it has received the Brose Supplier Performance Award Europe for the year 2013. At the 2014 Brose Supplier Day award ceremony in Bamberg, Germany, A. Schulman was recognized among Brose's approximately 1,300 global suppliers for its performance in Europe. The Brose Supplier Performance Award is based on...

2014-07-15 16:21:38

AKRON, Ohio, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For consumers looking for confident all-season traction, long treadwear and great value, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is offering a new tire, the Assurance All-Season. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO This all-season tire joins the popular Assurance ComforTred(®) Touring, Assurance TripleTred(TM) All-Season and Assurance Fuel Max(®) in Goodyear's complete lineup of offerings for automobiles, mini-vans and...

2014-07-08 23:13:34

PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer 30-Day Classroom Challenge rewards educators for teaching students healthy habits. Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 During this back-to-school season, GOJO, the makers of PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, invites teachers to participate in the PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer 30-Day Classroom Challenge. In joining the Classroom Challenge, teachers are pledging that for 30 days (between now and December), they will focus on helping students understand the...

2014-07-02 08:22:05

TOW365 Provides Discounted Towing to Goodyear Tire & Service Network Locations AKRON, Ohio, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With millions of Americans planning to hit the road during the Independence Day holiday weekend, it's important to be prepared--and few events can ruin a summer road trip faster than a vehicle breakdown. To help drivers get back on the road quickly and safely, Goodyear has introduced TOW365--a new roadside towing service with no sign-up or membership fee required....

2014-06-06 12:21:50

Reducing infections contracted during care a major challenge AKRON, Ohio, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teams at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and OMNOVA Solutions today began working on a pioneering project to explore the interactions between disinfectants and common health facility surfaces, with the goal of developing solutions that effectively minimize the risk of infection while preserving physical assets. The partnership, which is being funded...

2014-06-05 12:21:39

AKRON, Ohio, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently unveiled and scheduled to be produced this fall, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 and the Dodge Challenger SRT with the supercharged HEMI(®) Hellcat engine will become among the most desired ultra-performance automobiles on the road. And helping to apply the traction to the road and the race track on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 models will be Goodyear Eagle tires. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.