Firestone is a manufacturer and retailer of tires headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The company was founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio, by Harvey Firestone and has been owned by the Japanese Bridgestone Corporation since 1988. Currently, Firestone employs 40,000 people and has Firestone Complete Auto Care Stores in every state. At these locations, people can have routine maintenance performed on their vehicles and purchase the brand's tires. Firestone manufactures tires for cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. The company also has lines of commercial truck, off-road and agricultural tires and produces natural rubber, building products, textiles and industrial products.