Although many companies manufacture tires in U.S. factories, as of 2014, only a few American-owned tire manufacturers remain: Cooper Tires, Titan Tires, Denman Tires, Goodyear and Kelly Springfield. Of these, Kelly Springfield is owned by Goodyear, while Titan Tires owns and produces both Denman tires and Goodyear brand farm tires.Continue Reading
While these are the only remaining U.S. owned tire manufacturers, a number of other brands are members of the Rubber Manufacturers' Association, the union which supports U.S. tire manufacturers. The members of the RMA are Bridgestone, Continental, Cooper, Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli, Toyo and Yokohama, which is also a list of all of the major tire companies in the world.
All of these brands have factories in the United States, and their tires are produced by U.S. workers, but most of them have their headquarters located in either Europe or Asia. For instance, Michelin is a French company, and Pirelli is based in Italy, while the head offices for Toyo and Yokohama are in Japan.
Firestone Tires used to be one of the biggest and oldest American tire manufacturers, having been formed in 1900. However, the brand was sold to Japanese company Bridgestone in 1988 and is now wholly Japanese-owned, despite having headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.Learn more about Tires, Rims & Wheels
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 Goodyear recalled Fortera tires because during regular endurance tests, the company found that the tire treads could form small cracks. Approximately 48,512 Fortera HL tires of the size P255/65R18 109S have been recalled.Full Answer >
Major tire manufacturers include Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Continental and Pirelli, as of 2015. Other highly rated tire manufacturers include Hankook, Cooper Tires, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Maxxis and Yokohama Rubber Company.Full Answer >
Walmart sells rims and tires from manufacturers such as Goodyear, Kumho, Hi Run and General Grabber, as of March 2015. Walmart sells a wide range of tires and rims for use on various vehicles, including cars and trailers, though the specific inventory changes over time.Full Answer >
While Cooper and Goodyear are the only remaining American-owned tire companies, some of their products are made outside the country. Additionally, some foreign-owned tire manufacturers have manufacturing plants in the United States.Full Answer >