The tire manufacturing industry brings jobs and investment to the U.S. economy. The tire industry supports more than 250,000 U.S. jobs totalling almost $20 billion in wages across our supply chain. USTMA member companies employ nearly 100,000 highly skilled workers, support charitable initiatives across the country, and invest billions of dollars engineering safe and sustainable tires.
USTMA member facilities support the growth of the U.S. economy through jobs and wages, the discovery and development of innovative products, and the support of charitable initiatives in our communities. Tires manufactured by USTMA members safely transport millions of Americans and millions of tons of goods each day throughout the U.S. In 2017, our companies accounted for 82% of the 317 million passenger, light truck and truck tire shipments in the U.S. Learn More
- The U.S. tire manufacturing industry represents 62,031 manufacturing jobs and $4.96 billion in manufacturing-related wages.
- The industry supports another 183,715 supplier jobs and an additional $11.74 billion in wages.
$27 billion in annual sales.
USTMA member companies invested $3.26 billion in research and development across their global operations in 2017.
Note that USTMA members Giti, Kumho and Nokian are not included in this total.
- 58 manufacturing facilities located in 17 states.
- The tire manufacturing industry generates $9.9 billion in state and local tax revenue.
Tire Manufacturers’ Operations in the U.S.
There are 57 manufacturing facilities located in 17 states. The tire manufacturing industry generates $9.9 billion in state and local tax revenue. To learn more about the U.S. tire manufacturing industry’s economic impact click here.
Supporting the Community at Large
Made the largest land donation to The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee’s history, which adjoins protected forests, including the 10,000-acre Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness previously gifted by Bridgestone Americas to the state of Tennessee. The land donated protects and enhances habitats for a range of endangered plant and animal species and provides connectivity to adjoining protected forests.
Supported disaster relief in Texas following Hurricane Harvey by donating to the American Red Cross. Employees volunteered in Houston and parts of Southern Texas.
Educates young drivers about tire and vehicle safety through its Tread Wisely program. Tread Wisely has reached hundreds of thousands of teens and young adults since the program’s launch in 2016.
Collaborates with South Carolina high schools on environmental issues by sponsoring the Giti Math and Science Award Program.
Supports disabled American veterans through generous philanthropic giving as well as sponsoring a veteran mobility vehicle that takes veterans to medical appointments.
Works with South Carolina high school students interested in mechatronics and electronics through its Youth Apprenticeship program. Participants receive a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-the-job training with a Michelin mentor, plus 240 hours of related instruction at the career center.
Works with the local Boys & Girls Club in Rome, Ga., with a volunteer program for mentoring and helping with the robotics program. In an underprivileged community in New York City, Pirelli sponsors a soccer program for children in partnership with Inter Campus, the social responsibility project of Italian soccer team F.C. Internazionale Milan.
Volunteers have raised more than $136,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation through the company’s “Ride for Charity” program, a two-day golf event.
Supports the United Way, disaster relief efforts by the American Red Cross, and various educational institutions in Bartow County, Ga.
Planted 500,000 seedlings near production sites in both the U.S. and overseas through its Forever Forest program.
Our Sustainability Pillars
USTMA recognizes three essential pillars of sustainability: safety, environment, and economic impact. In addition to driving the U.S. economic engine, explore how USTMA members embrace sustainable mobility of the future and employ innovation and technology to create the safest products and workplaces.