McCarthy Tire Service Inc. is retreading tires on two production lines at its new plant in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The plant opened the final week of September 2016 with one production line. The second production line began operating on Oct. 3.
The new retread plant is processing 500 tires a day, which translates to 30 tons of tires per day, or approximately 600 tons per month. By Jan. 2017, the company plans to reach 750 units per day.
The company expects the plant to be at full capacity in the spring of 2017, when it will be producing 1,000 retreads per day, equivalent to 60 tons of tires a day, or 1,200 tons per month.
The company says the plant is the largest Bandag retread facility in North America. It is housed in a retrofitted 75,000-square-foot warehouse.
Located one-quarter mile from McCarthy Tire’s flagship location on Kidder Street in Wilkes-Barre, the plant is only three miles from Interstate 81, a major transportation corridor for the Northeast.
McCarthy Tire operates eight retreading facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. The Wilkes-Barre plant supplies retreads to the company’s 10 commercial tire stores in Pennsylvania.
For details on the McCarthy Tire's new retread plant and other growth initiatives, see “5 Things to Know About the Future of McCarthy Tire” and “Top 100 Dealers Are Acquiring, Renovating, and Building.”