Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co is an Ohio corporation organized in 1898. The Company is engaged in manufacturing of tires. It develops, manufactures, markets and distributes tires for various applications. It also manufactures and markets rubber-related chemicals for various applications. It is the operator of commercial truck service and tire retreading centers. In addition, it operates 1,100 tire and auto service center outlets where it offers its products for retail sale and provides automotive repair and other services. It manufactures its products in 49 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, including the United States. It manufactures and markets numerous lines of rubber tires for: automobiles, trucks, buses, aircraft, motorcycles, farm implements, earthmoving and mining equipment's, industrial equipment, and various other applications. In certain geographic areas it also provides: retread truck, aviation and off-the-road, or OTR, tires, manufacture and sell tread rubber and other tire retreading materials, sell chemical products, and provide automotive repair services and miscellaneous other products and services. The Company operates its business through four operating segments representing its regional tire businesses: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Latin America; and Asia Pacific. Its competitors are Bridgestone (based in Japan) and Michelin (based in France), Continental, Cooper, Hankook, Kumho, Pirelli, Toyo, Yokohama and various regional tire manufacturers. The Company's operations are subject to regulation by the Department of Transportation through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, which has established various standards and regulations applicable to tires sold in the United States and tires sold in a foreign country that are identical or substantially similar to tires sold in the United States.