Firestone was founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900 and became one of the top leading tire and rubber companies in America. Harvey had a close friendship with Henry Ford and struck a deal with him to supply Ford with tires and rubber. This made Firestone one of the biggest automotive companies in America, and it still has a good reputation to this day.
Firestone stayed as an American company for over 88 years before Japanese-owned company Bridgestone Corporation bought it out in 1988. Although the company is not American-owned anymore, they still offer quality services. Firestone helped Bridgestone grow, and the two companies are still around today.