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Bridgestone Launches Bandag MaxTread Line

The new Bandag MaxTread line from Bridgestone Americas Inc. "features quality Bandag retreads as a standalone, single unit tire solution, rather than a traditional cap and casing offering."

Marangoni's Armstrong Sees Uptick in Demand for Retreads

What’s in store for retreaders as the economy starts to reopen? Clif Armstrong, CEO and president of Marangoni Tread North America, says members of Marangoni’s U.S. retread network “are very bullish about where they are. They’re looking forward to things starting to loosen up.”

Vipal Has Big Plans for North American Market

The United States is just one of 90 countries in which Borraches Vipal S/A operates. But it is an important market for the Brazil-based supplier of tread rubber, retreading equipment and other items.

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.

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.