Originally Posted by kandl
According to TIRERACK, GY Marathons are being produced in the PRC.
The Tirerack article is quoted often and while the PRC does manufacture Marathons under contract to Goodyear (Goodyear has in-plant inspectors to ensure their quality), I can only tell you that when I bought my tires they were also being made at the plant in Alabama.
I am unsure how well researched that article was or if it is current. A portion of the plant in Alabama was closed for renovation and for about 18 months they had restricted production. During that time new ST Marathons were only available from the China facility.
That upgrade was finished last year and is running at capacity again. While I suppose it is possible the ST production stayed overseas, I don't see why the plant would ship all their tooling away.
I would contact the Goodyear Gadsden plant directly if I was interested in only a tire made in the USA to see if your size Marathon is available. You might have to special order them to ensure your local Marathon dealer gets the ones from that plant (DoT Code MD). The warehouse most likely will ship whatever is next up in age rotation if you do not.
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