Appalachian Tire expands retread production

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Appalachian Tire Products Inc. has doubled its retreading capacity by consolidating two retread plants into one facility at company headquarters in Charleston, W. Va.

The 22-outlet dealership now retreads 125 medium commercial truck tires a day. "We have a capacity of up to 175 a day," says company President Walt Dial Jr., who adds the plant will be running at maximum efficiency by summer.

Appalachian Tire, which also retreads a limited number of light truck tires, is the 48th largest independent tire store chain in North America, according to Modern Tire Dealer statistics.

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