More than doubling in size during the 1910s, Akron became the fastest growing city in the U. S. thanks to its rubber industry and manufacturing giants Goodrich Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and General Tire establishing headquarters in the northeast Ohio city.
Akron’s growth was so legendary it even attracted the future King of Hollywood. Before turning 18 and being swept up in acting, Clark Gable went to work at B.F. Goodrich’s tire factory like tens of thousands across the Midwest. And despite a decline in rubber manufacturing, the city is still the world capital for the polymer industry with more than 400 polymer-based companies in Northeast Ohio. Pay homage to the city responsible from getting everyone from point A to point B with this instant-classic tee.