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Michelin Exec Discusses MRT Network Expansion, TCi Sell-Offs

Michelin North America Inc. – which has 77 franchised Michelin Retread Technology (MRT) plants and 80 licensed Oliver retread plants throughout the United States and Canada – continues to expand its product portfolio and add to its network.

Marangoni Continues to Invest in Network, Operations

“Expansion” and “investment” are two words that describe Marangoni Tread North America’s strategy. Marangoni expanded its network by three retreaders in 2019 and the company also is making significant investments at its tread rubber plant in Madison, Tenn.

Retreading ‘Key’ to Continental Life Cycle Approach

“A manufacturer cannot provide for the needs of fleets without a solid distribution network and cannot develop a solid distribution network without fleet business to support it,” says John Barnes, head of Continental’s ContiLifeCycle retreading for the Americas region.

Bridgestone's Higgs Talks Autonomous Trucks, Severe Service Retreads, GCR and More

While maintaining 44% share of the United States retreaded truck tire market, Bridgestone-Bandag has had a busy couple of years. In addition to introducing new tread products for severe service applications, last year Bridgestone staged a 29-city roadshow, titled “Fleets We Depend On,” to educate fleets about the advantages of using retreads.