Goodyear One Family's Tradition
In July 1898, F.A. Seiberling hired Ed Hippensteal to clean up an old strawboard factory in Akron to turn it into the first home of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Hippensteal and 12 others, including Seiberling, are memorialized in a plaque on the Goodyear clock tower off East Market Street as one of the original 13 employees of Goodyear, all hired before 1900. This coming Monday, Hippensteal's great-grandson, Ed Rueschman, is taking a buyout and will retire from Goodyear after more than 46 years with the world's largest tire maker. Rueschman, like his father, grandfather and namesake great-grandfather, all worked for Goodyear.