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Continental celebrates newest retread shop

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Continental celebrates newest retread shop

Continental Tire the Americas LLC is celebrating the opening of its newest company-owned and operated retread shop, in Taylor, Mich., outside of Detroit. The shop is the third BestDrive-branded outlet operating in the United States.

Continental has invested more than $1.5 million in the facility, which is operated by BestDrive LLC.

Continental says BestDrive outlets specialize in servicing fleet customers with new tires, retreads, casing management and other commercial tire-related services.

The 60,000 square-foot-facility currently employs 14 people with plans to employ more than 40 people by 2020. Today the facility produces 60 retreads per day, and plans to produce more than 200 retreads per day within five years.  

“We’re opening BestDrive outlets in markets where key fleet customers have expressed a need for retread options,” says Clif Armstrong, managing director of BestDrive.

“The Detroit area is a market that has a significant impact on our business and this newest BestDrive location in Taylor will provide us with a strong presence to meet the needs of customers in this region. We’re excited to be here and look forward to increasing production at BestDrive Taylor.”  

This is the third BestDrive outlet to open in the U.S. Now with locations in the Detroit, Memphis and Phoenix metropolitan areas, Continental says it can provide broader support for servicing key fleet customers through BestDrive outlets and offer a wide range of services, including new tires and ContiTread retreads.  

BestDrive outlets carry multiple brands of radial truck tires in addition to Continental-branded items.

Continental ranks No. 42 on Modern Tire Dealer's annual ranking of the nation's 100 top retreaders. To see where other companies fared in the rankings, follow these links:

"2015 MTD Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S."

"Plentiful low-cost truck tire imports cloud retreaders’ outlook"  

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