It's moving week for one of Akron's biggest corporate names.
After 115 years in Akron, Goodyear will have a new address. The company begins moving into its new worldwide headquarters on Innovation Way - formerly Martha Avenue - this week.
Goodyear spokesman Scott Baughman says the tire-making giant will start occuping the new headquarters this week.
"We're gonna move the first of 200 associates in (this week)," Baughman tells AkronNewsNow.com, "and then for the next six weeks, about every two weeks, we'll move another 200 people in until everyone's moved into the new headquarters."
The move will be completed during the last week of March, when 1,800 employees join 1,000 workers already in place at the company's research and development building.
"We're thrilled that we're able to continue to make this commitment to Akron," Baughman says. "The new building is going to be tied into our Innovation Center, so we're going to have one campus for our entire Akron complex."
Baughman says they'll start moving in people who will be in the back of the 650,000 square foot building, to minimize disruption as more people move into the headquarters section by section.
The flagging economy stalled the project for a few years, but Baughman says local cooperation helped put it back on track.