AKRON, Ohio, -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company appears in the list of most admired companies in America, compiled by Fortune magazine.
The company scored 6.72 out of a maximum of 10, placing it 193rd in the list and the second-highest ranked supplier to the automotive industry. Bridgestone was positioned third in that list, at 394th overall with a score of 5.81.
Rankings were assigned by executives in industry who were asked to rank each of the companies in the Fortune 1000 list of companies -- those with the largest sales figures in the US. Researchers then found the top 10 companies in each of 63 industry lists and asked responsents from those ten companies to rank each other by various criteria. This goive a ranking within each busines sector.
The full list and related stories appear in the March 19 issue of Fortune, on newsstands March 12, and available online at the address below.
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Press release from Goodyear
Goodyear profile on Fortune's List
Bridgestone profile on Fortune's List