Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Global Headquarters

A NEW GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS ON BUDGET & AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

2013

Year Opened

639,000

Square Foot Building

207,000

Square Foot Renovation

Gold

LEED

PROJECT TYPE

Corporate HQ / Office

LOCATION

Akron, Ohio

OWNER

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

ARCHITECT

Gensler
Vocon

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Global Headquarters

A New Global Headquarters On Budget & Ahead of Schedule

When Goodyear’s century-old building no longer met their modern-day needs, they turned to Welty to deliver not only a new Global Headquarters but also a fully covered parking structure and renovation to the existing Innovation Center. Welty was instrumental in assisting Goodyear and the developer in obtaining financing for the project. Once financing was obtained, Welty also worked with State, County and City officials and their consultants to coordinate government funding sources, and the procurement requirements associated with those sources.

In any construction project, change is inevitable. When Goodyear decided to revamp the entire first floor of their global headquarters during construction, timing was at risk. Despite the delay, Welty was able to deliver the facility ahead of schedule, using Lean Construction techniques – allowing Goodyear to transition staff in phases so they could keep their business fully operational.

The target was to obtain LEED Silver Certification on this project.  The project was awarded LEED Gold Certification without any additional cost for the owner.

While there are many things that are critical when you’re looking for that partner, one of the most important things for us was having a partner that would get to know us, would work with us, and would listen.
Laura Thompson
Executive Vice President and CFO, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Contact Us

3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 225
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

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