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Female Tire Repair Specialist Leads A Thriving Career


Tina Neely, Photo credit: WOWT-TV

Tina Neely is a tire repair specialist at the Allied Oil and Tire Co.’s retread facility in Omaha, Neb.

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“Fully treaded this retread weighs more than me. This one will be about 150 pounds when it’s done,” Tina Neely told WOWT-TV, a local TV station covering Omaha.

Neely is five feet tall and 115 pounds, but that doesn’t hinder her from doing her job.

“I was always a tomboy. I was always helping my dad with cars and with tools,” continued Neely.

Neely told WOWT that she knows it’s not a job most people would picture a girl doing, but that doesn’t bother her in the least. She also noted that her job as a repair specialist is a job inside the factory where female workers excel.


“Women are just naturally more attuned to details. And in repair there are a lot of details,” said Neely.

Neely is one of 10 female employees at Allied Oil & Tire. She was quick to point out to WOWT that not everything is about girl power and that teamwork is what makes the company strong.

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