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Japanese Auto Repair is proud to offer Uniroyal tires to Tucker, Georgia and the greater Atlanta area, Decatur, GA, Conyers, GA, Duluth, GA, Lawrenceville, GA, Gainesville, GA, Norcross, GA, Doraville, GA, Loganville, GA, Monroe, GA, Winder, GA, Cumming, GA, Roswell, GA and Lilburn, GA at the lowest prices around. Japanese Auto Center helps customers find the right Uniroyal tires for their car or truck at the right price that fits their budget. Give us a call at (770) 270-1447 today and we will work with you to find the right Uniroyal tires for your car.  Or you can contact us online. Remember Japanese Auto Repair is the number one Uniroyal tire dealer in Tucker and also offers great deals providing Tucker auto repair services.  Not sure which tire is right for your car then use our online tire catalog.

By 1892, there were many rubber manufacturing companies in Naugatuck, Connecticut, as well as elsewhere in Connecticut. Nine companies consolidated their operations in Naugatuck to become the United States Rubber Company. It should be noted that one of the nine, Goodyear’s India Rubber Glove Mfg. Co. (named Litchfield Rubber Co. until 1847) – which manufactured rubber gloves for telegraph linemen – was the only company in which Charles Goodyear, inventor of the rubber vulcanization process, is known to have owned stock.

From 1892 to 1913, the rubber footwear divisions of U.S. Rubber manufactured their products under 30 different brand names, including the Wales-Goodyear Shoe Co. The company consolidated these footwear brands under one name, Keds, in 1916, and were mass-marketed as the first flexible rubber-sole with canvas-top “sneakers” in 1917.  On May 26, 1896, Charles Dow created the Dow Industrial average of twelve industrial manufacturing stocks, which included among them U.S. Rubber Company. When the average expanded to a list of 20 stocks in 1916, U.S. Rubber remained, however the listing expanded to 30 stocks in 1928 and U.S. Rubber was dropped.  In an effort to increase its share of the automobile tire market in 1931, U.S. Rubber Company bought a substantial portion of the Gillette Safety Tire Company. The company was founded in 1916 by Raymond B. Gillette and its primary manufacturing plant was located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Gillette plant held large contracts with the General Motors Corporation and with the addition of U.S. Rubber products, became one of the world’s largest suppliers of original equipment tires. U.S. Rubber produced tires under the Gillete, Ward, Atlas, U.S. Rubber and U.S. Royal brands.  In 1940, U.S. Rubber purchased the remainder of the Gillette Safety Tire Company, and began to expand and modernize the Eau Claire factory, greatly increasing production. During World War II, U.S. Rubber factories were devoted to production of war goods, and produced military truck and airplane tires, as well as the canvas-top, rubber-soled Jungle boot for soldiers and marines serving in tropical and jungle environments.  U.S. Rubber ranked 37th among United States corporations in the value of wartime production contracts.

In 1942, the United States government restricted the sale of scarce rubber products for civilian use and production at the plant dwindled. The company sold the Eau Claire plant to the government, which then converted it for the manufacture of small caliber ammunition and renamed it the Eau Claire Ordnance plant.  By December 31, 1943, the need for tires outweighed the need for ammunition. U.S. Rubber repurchased the plant from the government for more than US $1 million, and converted it back to synthetic rubber tire production. The company began an expansion and modernization program at the plant that lasted through 1951. When it ended, the Eau Claire plant was the fifth largest tire facility in the United States. The company again expanded the plant in 1965 to produce tires for construction machinery, and for many years it was the largest private employer in Eau Claire and the second largest in neighboring Chippewa Falls before it was closed in 1991. In late 1943, U.S. Rubber engineer Dr. Louis Marick developed a propeller de-icing system in which a rubber boot was fitted onto the leading edge of a propeller. The boot contained wires that conducted electricity to heat the edge and break-up ice.

In 1961, the company became Uniroyal, Inc.  The Uniroyal name was applied to all its operating components and products by 1967, creating a unified brand.  As Uniroyal, the company became defendant in a landmark gender discrimination case, Chrapliwy v. Uniroyal, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case continued for several years until the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a ruling in 1982.  In 1985, Uniroyal was taken private by its management and the New York investment firm of Clayton & Dubilier to prevent a hostile takeover by financier Carl C. Icahn. At the time, Uniroyal was the fifth-largest tire company in the country.  To help pay the nearly $1 billion in debt incurred in the leveraged buyout, the company sold its Uniroyal’s Chemical subsidiary to Avery Inc. – a producer of agricultural chemicals, industrial chemical additives and specialized rubber and plastic products – for $760 million in May 1986.  The remaining tire operation was merged with that of B.F. Goodrich Company (NYSE: GR), a S&P 500-listed tire and rubber fabricator that made high-performance replacement tires.  The joint venture partnership became the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company and B.F. Goodrich Company held a 50% stake in the new tire company.

The new Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company established its headquarters at the former B. F. Goodrich corporate headquarters, within its 27-building downtown complex in Akron, Ohio, which contained Goodrich’s original factory. In the fall of 1987, the B.F. Goodrich Company closed several manufacturing operations at the site, and most of the complex remained vacant until February 1988, when B.F. Goodrich announced plans to sell the vacant portions of the complex to the Covington Capital Corporation, a New York developer.  In 1987, its first full year of operation, the new Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company generated almost US$2 billion in sales revenue, with profit of about US$35 million. However, the merger soon proved to be difficult. In June 1988, B.F. Goodrich sold its 50% stake to a group of investors led by Clayton & Dubilier, Inc. for US$225 million.  At the same time, B.F. Goodrich also received a warrant to purchase indirectly up to 7% of the equity in Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company. Also in June 1988 as part of the sale deal, the new privately held tire company acquired publicly held debt of $415 million.  The Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company offered the debt securities in two parts through underwriters led by Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. The two instruments were a US$250 million issue of 14 ⅛% notes due in 1998, and a US$165 million issue of 14 ½% subordinated debentures due in 2000.

For the year 1988, Uniroyal Goodrich Tire posted sales revenue of US$2.2 billion, while profit declined to about a third of the prior year, less than US$12 million, which included an extraordinary credit of nearly US$2 million from the purchase of Canadian annuity pension obligations, and also a charge of over US$16 million from the June 1988 recapitalization resulting from the selloff by B.F. Goodrich. Also in 1988, Michelin Group, a subsidiary of the French tire company Michelin et Cie (Euronext: ML) proposed to acquire the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company, and began acquiring a stake. In 1989, Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company posted sales revenue that was up to almost US$2.3 billion, but profit was down by 90% to just over US$1 million, but included over US$9 million extraordinary credit that year for the ongoing Canadian annuity pension obligation purchase. 1989 year-end net income results were also hurt by increased interest expense of nearly US$31 million on the June 1988 debt recapitalization, and a US$29 million charge for deferred employee compensation related to the proposed purchase of the company by Michelin Group

Sizes: 195 X 65 X 15, 205 X 60 X 15, 205 X 60 X 15, 205 X 65 X 15, 205 X 70 X 15, 215 X 70 X 15, 225 X 75 X 15, 235 X 75 X 15, 205 X 55 X 16, 205 X 60 X 16, 205 X 65 X 16, 215 X 55 X 16, 215 X 60 X 16, 225 X 60 X 16, 215 X 70 X 16, 225 X 75 X 16 LT, 245 X 75 X 16 (LT), 265 X 75 X 16 (LT), 215 X 85 X 16 (LT), 235 X 65 X R16, 205 X 45 X 17, 215 X 50 X 17, 225 X 50 X 17, 225 X 55 X 17, 235 X 50 X 17, 235 X 55 X 17, 235 X 60 X 17, 225 X 60 X 17, 225 X 65 X 17, 215 X 65 X 17, 235 X 65 X 17, 245 X 75 X R17, 245 X 65 X 17, 265 X 65 X 17, 215 X 50 X 18, 225 X 40 X 18, 225 X 45 X 18, 235 X 50 X 18, 235 X 55 X 18, 235 X 60 X 18, 235 X 65 X 18, 245 X 60 X 18, 255 X 65 X 18, 265 X 60 X 18, 275 X 70 X 18 (CT), 245 X 55 X 19, 245 X 45 X 20, 275 X 55 X 20, 275 X 60 X 20, 235 X 45 X 20.

1 review for Uniroyal – NEW TIRES

  1. 5 out of 5


    I got a discount on these this time. Well worth the price! I wish I had got the set.

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