A Look at Goodyear's Tupelo Plant

April 10, 2023

From a daily production capacity standpoint, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s Tupelo, Miss., plant – which shut down on April 1 - is the second biggest factory in Goodyear’s North American manufacturing network, according to MTD’s 2023 Facts Issue.

The plant, which Goodyear acquired two years ago via its purchase of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., also has the fourth biggest production capacity of any tire manufacturing facility in North America, according to MTD research.

Late last week, a Goodyear spokesperson confirmed that the plant – which was struck by bad weather on April 1 - remains off-line. (This report from the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal contains more information.)

The Tupelo facility has the capacity to build 42,000 passenger tires a day at full throttle, according to MTD research. By comparison, Goodyear’s Lawton, Okla., plant has the capacity to produce 64,500 passenger tires per day. (Lawton has the largest production capacity within Goodyear’s system.)

North American tire manufacturing plants with the 10 biggest production capacities are as follows:

  1. Lawton, Okla. (Goodyear/64,500 units per day)
  2. White, Ga. (Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp./46,500 units per day)
  3. Mt. Vernon, Ill. (Continental Tire the Americas LLC/44,300 units per day)
  4. Tupelo, Miss. (Goodyear/42,000 units per day)
  5. Fayetteville, N.C. (Goodyear/41,500 units per day)
  6. Ardmore, Okla. (Michelin North America Inc./40,900 units per day)
  7. Aiken County, S.C. (Bridgestone Americas Inc./37,000 units per day)
  8. Greenville, S.C. (Michelin/36,700 units per day)
  9. Fort Wayne, Ind. (Michelin/36,200 units per day)
  10. Texarkana, Ark. (Goodyear/32,000 units per day)

Goodyear’s Texarkana plant is a former Cooper factory, also acquired when Goodyear finalized its purchase of Cooper in summer 2021.

MTD’s 2023 Facts Issue features an in-depth look at North American tire manufacturing facilities.