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The tire brand of the United States Rubber Company.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's United States Rubber Company page on 17 December 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The United States Rubber Company (Uniroyal) is an American manufacturer of tires and other synthetic rubber-related products, as well as variety of items for military use, such as ammunition, explosives and operations and maintenance activities (O&MA) at the government-owned contractor-operated facilities. It was founded in Naugatuck, Connecticut, in 1892. It was one of the original 12 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and became Uniroyal, Inc., as part of creating a unified brand for its products and subsidiaries in 1961.

The company's long-lived advertisement slogan was "United States Tires are Good Tires." One of Uniroyal's best known tires is the Tiger Paw introduced in the 1960s and included as original equipment for that decade's muscle cars such as the Pontiac GTO, which itself was promoted as The Tiger during its early years. Today, Uniroyal still uses the Tiger Paw brand name in its tire line.

In 1990, Uniroyal was acquired by French tire maker Michelin and ceased to exist as a separate business. Today around 1,000 workers in the U.S. remain employed by Michelin to make its Uniroyal brand products. While in North America, Colombia and Peru, the Uniroyal brand has been owned by Michelin since 1990, outside those regions, the Uniroyal brand has been owned by Continental AG since 1979 following their acquisition of Uniroyal Europe, formerly known as Englebert.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
12 January 1994Lodging of Consent DecreeJohn C. Cruden
13 January 1994Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company; Receipt of Petition for Determination of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Barry Felrice)
11 March 1994Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company; Grant of Petition for Determination of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Barry Felrice)
23 June 2020National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Douglass Road/Uniroyal, Inc. Landfill Superfund SiteFederal Register: EPA (Kurt Thiede)


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