Union-Made Tires Buying Guide

Tires are one of the most important car components. They serve as the sole connection between the road and an automobile. A quality tire often means a better and safer driving experience.

And union-made tires are some of the best in the business.

If you are in the market for new tires but not sure which ones are union, the United Steelworkers website provides the following useful information so that you can support good union jobs with your next purchase.

From the USW website:

Tires sold in the United States carry codes that help customers determine where they were made. Buyers can find USW-made tires by finding codes that appear something like this: “DOT BE XX XXX XXX.” The two letters or numbers that follow the DOT identify a company and location as listed below:

  • BE: B.F. Goodrich – Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • BF: B.F. Goodrich – Woodburn, Ind.
  • VE, YE, YU, 8B: Bridgestone/Firestone – Des Moines, Iowa
  • D2, E3, W1, Y7: Bridgestone/Firestone – La Vergne, Tenn.
  • 2C, 4D, 5D: Bridgestone/Firestone – Morrison, Tenn.
  • UP: Cooper – Findlay, Ohio
  • UT: Cooper – Texarkana, Ark.
  • JU, PC, UK: Goodyear – Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • DA: Dunlop/Sumitomo/Falken – Buffalo, N.Y.
  • JN, MJ, PY: Goodyear – Topeka, Kan.
  • JE, MC, PT: Goodyear – Danville, Va.
  • JF, MM, PJ: Kelly-Springfield – Fayetteville, N.C.
  • CF: Titan Tire – Des Moines, Iowa
  • JH, MN, PK: Titan Tire – Freeport, Ill.
  • B plus serial #: Titan Tire – Bryan, Ohio
  • CC: Yokohama Tire – Salem, Va.

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