Marangoni Tread North America hosted U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper at its headquarters in to promote “Retread Instead.”
The Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturer’s Group (TRMG) has completed additional recommended practices for retreading and repairing.
Continental Tire the Americas’ first U.S. licensed retreader, King Tire Service Inc., has re-signed with the tiremaker’s ContiLifeCycle dealership network.
Bradley Ragan Jr., owner of B.R. Retreading Inc. in Glasgow, Ky., and RDH Tire and Retread Co. in Cleveland, N.C., died on Jan. 1, 2017. He was 70.
The global retread industry is facing difficult and uncertain times. But there are bright spots within the industry and opportunities for growth in many markets. The retread industry has always been about delivering a quality product at an economically advantageous price while also delivering high-impact environmental savings. With increasing supply and over-supply of inexpensive third-
“SmartWay verification is becoming an increasingly important designation for retreads as more fleets realize that the use of fuel-efficient retreads can help them control their costs more effectively,” says Brian Buckham, general manager of product marketing for Goodyear Commercial Tire. “By leveraging new tire compounding technology and tread designs, we can continue to make strides
Michelin North America announced El Paso, Texas-based Border Recapping is the newest Oliver Rubber retread facility. Operating under the Border International umbrella of companies, Border Recapping features a 32,000-square-foot facility. In addition to Oliver retread products, the location will offer Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal brands. “Border Recapping/Border International has a clear commitment to fleet service
Even as consolidation continues within the North American retread industry, statistics show growth for those retreaders that are investing dollars every year into new processes, equipment and technology that benefit trucking fleets. According to Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau estimates, the number of retread facilities in the U.S. has decreased by half since 1990.