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GenCorp is a technology-based manufacturing company that is based in Sacramento, Calif. GenCorp s two businesses, Aerojet and Real Estate, concentrate on two principal market areas, which are aerospace and defense, as well as real estate. The company has been in business for the better part of a century. Established in 1915, GenCorp was formerly the General Tire & Rubber Company. The name change was implemented in 1984 when GenCorp was formed as a parent holding company. In a subsequent restructuring, the company exited the tire business by divesting General Tire. In 1999, GenCorp spun off its decorative and building products, and performance chemicals businesses into a separate, publicly traded company called OMNOVA Solutions. GenCorp s businesses work toward the company’s vision to be one of the most respected companies in the world. The company trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GY.