October 7, 2019
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced expansion plans for its proving grounds facility in San Angelo, TX. The tire company added a second vehicle dynamics area, a 324,000-square-foot paved pad that tests tires in extreme wet conditions. And, construction is underway on another evaluation facility for off-road products; this facility will test the industry’s largest earth-mover tires.
Goodyear established its largest tire-evaluation center in 1944 in the West Texas area, and built its first test surface there in 1957. These days, the San Angelo facility at 11570 N. U.S. 277, covers 7,250 acres and includes 58 miles of roads and track, 14 miles of fence and more than 200 test vehicles.
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