AKRON (April 24, 2001)–Engineers who developed the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R light truck tire have earned an award from the 2001 NorTech Innovation Awards in Cleveland.
The NorTech Awards recognize innovators in Northeast Ohio who enhance the value of the business or increase the organization's ability to carry out its mission.
Goodyear's Wrangler MT/R tire is an ultra-durable off-road tire for sport-utility vehicles featuring Durawall puncture-resistant technology comprised of silica sidewall compounds, three polyester plies and tread elements that extend down the sides of the tire. This technology enables the tire to resist sidewall punctures, Goodyear said.
“The tire arrived to rave reviews from the media and consumers,” said Steve Myers, marketing manager for light truck tires. “Its appearance and performance levels are getting noticed.”