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The nation’s top retreaders expect competition with low-cost import truck tires to reduce demand for their products in 2015. Their perspectives on the industry as well as MTD’s exclusive ranking of the largest retreaders are in the April issue.

The top five retreaders for 2015 are:

1. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

2. Southern Tire Mart.

3. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, dba GCR Tires & Service

4. Purcell Tire & Rubber Co.

5. Best-One Tire Group.

In addition to ranking the nation’s retreaders, we present a variety of data on each one:

* number of retread shops;

* number of medium truck, light truck, OTR and industrial retreads produced per day;

* pounds of rubber used annually, and

* retreading processes.

Also covered are recent acquisitions, the opening of BestDrive shops and why Heartland Tire Inc. is training its customers in the nuts and bolts of retreading.

For details, see "Plentiful low-cost truck tire imports cloud retreaders' outlook"  online or in the digital or print versions of the April issue of MTD.

To see MTD’s list of the Top 100 Retreaders in PDF format, click here.

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