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New economic data reveals that the U.S. tire industry is responsible for 700,000+ U.S. jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2017 – The Rubber Manufacturers Association, the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S., announced today a relaunch under the new banner of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA). In addition to the new banner, USTMA unveiled its newly designed and rebranded website,, and released new economic impact figures detailing the industry’s impact on job creation and the U.S. economy overall.  

As the USTMA, the U.S. tire manufacturing industry will continue its significant contribution to the U.S. economy, job creation and engineering safe, sustainable tires.

“Our mobile society depends on tires – from the safety of our families on the road to the tire industry’s significant contribution to our nation’s economy.  As part of our continued commitment to share the important role the tire industry plays in our country, we are excited to announce our relaunch as the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO. “Our member companies are constantly in pursuit of making safer and more sustainable tires through technology and innovation. We believe it is important to carry a name that truly captures this mission.”

In addition to tire safety and sustainability, the U.S. tire manufacturing industry also bolsters the U.S. economy with well-paying jobs and economic output that ripples across the economy and helps sustain communities.

Highlights from the recently completed economic impact study of the U.S. Tire Industry include: 

  • The U.S. tire manufacturing industry is a $148.4 billion dollar industry.
  • The U.S. tire manufacturing industry is responsible for more than 737,000 jobs in the US.
  • The U.S. tire manufacturing industry directly supports more than 284,000 U.S. jobs through manufacturing, distribution and retailing, and is responsible for more than 450,000 additional U.S. jobs in supplier and induced activities.

With many scientists and engineers at work developing tomorrow’s tires, USTMA’s members unlock the value of a mobile society by producing advanced, high-quality tires that make driving easier, safer, smarter and more sustainable. USTMA, as the voice of the tire manufacturing industry and its members, works to drive a safer, more sustainable future.




About U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association: The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter @USTireAssoc.

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