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Chairman Reports Progress As
Company Enters 60™ Year...
The story of Firestone’s first sixty years is
a story of tradition, quality, and progress.
From twelve men building buggy tires
to the Firestone company of today is a
giant step. It all started with the wish of
one man—Harvey S. Firestone—to build
a genuinely better product. It started
with a single factory in Akron, Ohio, and
led to 71 plants in 19 countries making
more than 12,000 products.
It started with rubber supplied by out
side sources and led to one of the world’s
largest producers of this versatile material.
It started with rubber and took Firestone
into five additional fields of industrial
endeavor; metals, plastics, synthetics,
textiles, and chemicals.
We at Firestone, working together, con
tinually seek new and improved ways to
serve the welfare and progress of man
kind. This search has led to hundreds of
“Firestone Firsts.” At Firestone we have
developed great leadership in quality of
products and service under the slogan,
“Best Today, Still Better Tomorrow.” We
intend to continue to follow this slogan as
we look to the future.
GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA
VOLUME IX, NUMBER 3
FEBRUARY 16, 1960