For More Information about the 

South Carolina Tire Manufacturers Council

 contact John Wall at (803) 799.9695

The Unified Voice for Tire Manufacturing

Our member companies—Bridgestone, Continental, and Michelin—share a unified voice at the South Carolina State House. We promote policy ideas that help the tire industry thrive. Our goals are to grow the state’s workforce, improve our infrastructure, and support quality jobs in SC.

Our SC Footprint

We’re proud of our strong tire manufacturing footprint in South Carolina. We have 20 locations across the state. Our locations represent corporate headquarters, factories, research centers, test tracks, and distribution centers. We employ nearly 13,000 employees in SC and indirectly create jobs for vendors, suppliers, and tire dealers who support our operations.

Our Performance

South Carolina leads the country in tire builder jobs, tire production, and tire exports. We are constantly researching and innovating to improve safety, tire quality, and sustainability. We’ve invested billions in the state, and we’re passionate about growing and advancing the tire industry here.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve as the unified voice for the tire manufacturing industry in the state. Our industry has become one of the largest in South Carolina, representing enormous long term investments for our respective companies. The Tire Council was established to enable our companies to work proactively together to advocate for sound public policies that will impact our businesses and employees.


Membership is with the SCMA. Tire related member companies will be deemed SC Tire Manufacturers Council members and may participate in all SCMA programs, events and activities.

  • Interact with other South Carolina tire manufacturers
  • Benchmark and share best practices with like-minded professionals
  • Membership meetings, special programs, and events
  • Receive information on issues impacting the tire sector
  • Legislative advocacy focused exclusively on tire interests
  • Work with and hear updates from U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
  • Access to online Membership Directory
  • During session, receive electronic weekly legislative updates from SCMA
  • Sponsorship opportunities for additional exposure
  • Staff support
  • Full membership status and benefits with the S.C. Manufacturers Alliance

The South Carolina Tire Manufacturers Council has a chairman who serves on the SCMA Executive Committee and Board.