Goodyear may set up research lab in Danville

May 3, 2007

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., with the help of The Insitute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), may establish a tire peformance research lab in Danville, Va.

"The proposed lab would facilitate high-speed testing for the study of tire performance, tire/suspension dynamics and tire-pavement interaction," say Goodyear officials.

In addition to Goodyear and the IALR, third-party, non-tire researchers would be able to use the facility, they add.

The IALR is an educational and research facility that doubles as a cooperative effort between state and local governments and Virginia Tech.

Goodyear already has a tire manufacturing plant in Danville.