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Do buy: These union-made tires (United Steelworkers)
DOT requires that each tire sold in the United States carry a code that looks something like this: DOT BE XX XXX XXX. The two letters or numbers that follow the DOT identify a particular factory as listed below:
B. F. Goodrich - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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.
Cooper - Findlay, Ohio
Cooper - Texarkana, Ark.
JU, PC, UK:
Goodyear - Medicine Hat, Alberta
JJ, MD, PU:
Goodyear - Gadsden, Ala.
Dunlop - Buffalo, N.Y.
JN, MJ, PY:
Goodyear - Topeka, Kan.
JE, MC, PT:
Goodyear - Danville, Va.
JF, MM, PJ:
Kelly-Springfield - Fayetteville, N.C.
Titan Tire - Des Moines
JH, MN, PK:
Titan Tire - Freeport, Ill.
B plus serial #:
Titan Tire - Bryan, Ohio
Yokohama Tire - Salem, Va.
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This original article was published by the AFL-CIO.