Firestone Industrial Products Company began in 1936, when Firestone Tire & Rubber Company purchased a plant in Noblesville, Indiana. Two years later, we designed and patented the first Pneumatic Suspension Device, better known as the Firestone Airide™ Air Spring. Since that time, we have led the market in innovation and expansion. Today, we manufacture the world’s Number One air spring for light vehicles, buses, heavy-duty trucks and trailers, rail cars and industrial applications— with offices and manufacturing operations on four continents. Take a look at some of the most important innovations and developments from our 70-year-plus history.