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75 Years Ago…

Charles Cornell

TECH Founder, Charles Cornell

75 years ago, TECH Tire Repairs was established in a barn in Johnstown, Ohio.

Company founder, Charles Cornell, recognized the need for a better tire and tube repair product while working in the rubber industry.  In 1939 Cornell started his business, Technical Rubber Company, in the barn behind his house and pioneered a cold vulcanizing process that repaired tires without requiring heat, revolutionizing the tire repair industry in the U.S.

Tech BarnFrom this innovation, Cornell developed a complete line of tire and tube repairs.  And, with the support of his wife, Rhea Belle, developed a distribution model to sell TECH products across the United States.

Today, TECH is led by Cornell’s fourth-generation family and sells tire repair, wheel service and industrial rubber products in 98 countries around the world.

We are still headquartered in Johnstown, just half a mile away from where it all started in 1939. And we know Charles Cornell would be proud to see the legacy of TECH today!

What memories do you have of TECH through the years?


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