Firestone Tires in Ottawa, ON
Firestone has been making tires since 1900 when the company was founded by Harvey Firestone in Akron, Ohio. Originally Firestone’s main customers were buying tires for buggies, wagons and farm equipment. Firestone then partnered with Henry Ford to supply the first pneumatic rubber car tires on the Model T. After that partnership they became a leader in the automobile tire market. Firestone now offers a range of tires including winter tires, all season tires, performance tires, and light truck and SUV tires.
Did you know that Firestone supplied tires to drivers in the first ever Indianapolis 500 in 1911? Ever since race car drivers have been purchasing Firestone tires for all their vehicle needs. Of course, with their lengthy history in racing, all the development, technology and materials learned on the track are also applied to creating tires for everyday vehicles.