Monitoring legislative threats, focusing on "the green aspect" of retreading and delivering strong financial results will continue to be priorities for the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) moving into next year.
Few sectors of our industry have changed as dramatically as retreading. I recently asked several Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Material Manufacturers’ Group (TRMG) member companies to provide their outlook on the current and future state of retreading.
Kevin Rohlwing is celebrating 37 years in the tire industry this year. That's given him plenty of time to see a massive shift in retread technology. Gone are the days of technicians eye-balling the tread on the casing. But he says the retread revolution is far from over.
Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s Bandag retread plant in Oxford, N.C., is celebrating 50 years of operation.
“Where do you see the retread market in 10 years?” That is the question Kevin Rohlwing, the Tire Industry Association’s senior vice president of training, asked industry experts as part of his article on the retread market for our October issue.
Fullerton, Calif.,-based Pete’s Road Service Inc. has joined the Marangoni Tread North America Inc. dealer network and will offer Marangoni’s Ringtread and Unitread brands.
Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, last night, an appropriate venue because the National Football League is celebrating its 100th season this year. (Go Browns!)
Texas-based KCT Retreads LLC, which goes to market as King Country Retread, has joined the Marangoni Tread North America Inc. independent dealer network and will offer Marangoni’s Ringtread brand throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has opened its fifth retread plant. The Laredo, Texas, location is the company's second retread facility in the state. The site also will be home to a distribution center.
Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores will invest $8.8 million to establish a tire retread and distribution facility in Milan, Tenn.
An inmate training company that operates a retread plant has joined the Marangoni Tread North America Inc. network and will produce the Marangoni Ringtread brand.
The focus of the redesigned B&J Rocket website was to make it more user friendly and include more products and technical information for customers all over the world.
Continental Tire the Americas LLC is expecting another year of immense demand for its retreads in North America, and one of its plants is preparing for a 300% increase in production of pre-cured tread rubber in 2019.