Of the 1,300 Chinese products the U.S. Trade Representative has recommended should be subject to an additional 25% tariff, there are some tires on the list. But there are also items critical to the manufacturing and retreading of tires.
More than 3,000 policy makers, tire manufacturers, OEMs, distributors, dealers and retailers will discuss opportunities, exchange knowledge, and discover solutions on tire-related matters, including tire recycling, at the upcoming Tirexpo Africa show.
Tyre Retreading Machinery SRL (TRM) has created a new line of automated retreading equipment for the U.S. market, and the Italian company has picked Shamrock Marketing Inc. of Louisville, Ky., to be the authorized dealer.
A new brochure that explains the retreading process to consumers is available from the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA).
A new video section is one of the highlights of the redesigned Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) website. TRIB says the changes were necessary "to continue to meet the needs of educating the public and fleets about the massive environmental and economic benefits of retreading."
BestDrive LLC recently celebrated the grand opening of its location in Commerce City outside Denver, Colo.
Harvey Brodsky was the managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, also known as TRIB, for nearly 30 years. His death on Sept. 17 at age 81 brought out mini-tributes and sorrowful-but-positive remembrances of Brodksy from people in the retread industry and beyond.
Marangoni Tread North America Inc. hosted Rep. Diane Black at its headquarters in Madison, Tenn., during “Made in America” week.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. is celebrating 45 years in Abilene, Texas, at the company's Bandag retread facility.
Joseph Saoud, president of truck and bus radial tires in the U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, used his keynote address at the North American Tire & Retread Expo to promote the virtues of quality retreads while at the same time expressing concerns over low cost imported tires.
Ron Tatlock, manager of training and engineering for BKT USA Inc., says a dealer can best serve his customers by first helping them make the proper tire selection. Dealers also should examine their customers' scrap tires, which offer lessons on the importance of correct inflation pressure.
King Tire Service Inc. from Bluefield, W.Va., is adding a second retreading facility, and the new shop in Bristol, Va., will operate as a ContiLifeCycle partner.
Conlan Tire LLC in Mulberry, Fla. has joined the ContiLifeCycle dealership network of Continental Tire the Americas LLC.