SC Tire Council

The mission of the South Carolina Tire Manufacturers Council 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 SCTMC was established to enable our companies to work proactively together to advocate for sound public policies that will impact our businesses and employees.

About Us

Bridgestone Tires
of South Carolina

Continental Tires
of South Carolina

Michelin Tires
of South Carolina

Bridgestone Americas traces its roots to two distinguished companies – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, founded by Harvey Firestone in Akron, Ohio in August 1900, and the Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd., founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931. The two companies merged in 1988 when Bridgestone Corporation purchased Firestone for $2.6 billion, transforming the companies’ combined operations into the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Today, Bridgestone Americas (BSAM), consists of an international family of enterprises with 52 production facilities and more than 50,000 employees throughout the Americas.  Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) is headquartered in Lancaster County, SC, and is a part of the German-based Continental A.G. CTA is a supplier to passenger and light truck, commercial vehicle and industrial tire businesses. Continental Tire products can be found in both the original equipment and replacement markets. While headquartered in the U.S., CTA also operates in several other countries across the Americas, such as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador.  Michelin North America manufactures and sells tires for airplanes, automobiles, farm equipment, heavy duty trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Michelin manufactures tires in six states: Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina and South Carolina. Finished goods are produced in sixteen plants, two sites produce retreads for the trucking and one site produces retreads for the aircraft industry. Michelin Maps and Guides also produce road atlases, road maps and travel guides for all the major cities in North America.

Board Members

steven akey Steven Akey
Vice President, Government Affairs
Ian Musselman
Director, Government Affairs
Chris Gullott
Director, State and Federal Affairs
Jay Spears
Director of Standards and Regulations, the Americas
Sheryl Wilkerson
Vice President, Federal Government Affairs
Roy Chamlee
Director, State & Local Government Affairs

Legislative Priorities

The South Carolina Tire Manufacturers Council (SCTMC) urges you to support H.3430, a bill to improve the safety of South Carolina roadways by curbing the availability of unsafe used tires. Learn More.