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Bauer Built Awards Six Scholarships

For the past 25 years Bauer Built Inc. has honored its past and present with the presentation of scholarships to high school seniors. The gifts are named in honor of the tire dealer's founders, G.F. "Sam" and Ethel V. Bauer, and they're given to the children and grandchildren of Bauer Built employees.

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10 Things To Know About Tire Retreading in the U.S.

It’s almost time to reveal Modern Tire Dealer’s latest edition of the Top Retreaders list. In that spirit, we've compiled an overview of the retreading industry from 2018, covering everything from the double-digit change in overall sales to the average cost of a casing.

Retreading accounts for about 16% of Ziegler Tire’s business.
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Top Retreaders Find Ways to Compete Against Low-Cost Tier 4 Truck Tires

It’s difficult to find a topic most people agree on, but among retreaders, concern over low-cost Chinese tires is one of them.  “We are constantly looking for ways to cut cost out of the retread process so that we can be competitive,” says Chris Chase, president of Donald B. Rice Tire Co. Inc., which goes to market as Rice Retreading Inc.

The tire molding area at Wonderland Tire’s retread plant. The company has been in the retread business since 1983.
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Top Retreaders in the U.S.: ‘Tires Have Become a Commodity’

For the first time since Modern Tire Dealer began ranking retreaders in 1988, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is not in the No. 1 spot. The company did not specify the reasons for its lower production totals, but the overall retreading industry has been affected by high volumes of low-cost tires from China. 

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