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Love's Relocates Retread Plant, Will Ramp Up Capacity

New Facility Doubles Size of Plant It Replaces

Love's Travel Stops has relocated its Plainfield, Ind., retread plant to a new, 200,000-square-foot plant in Mooresville, Ind. An Oliver retreader, Love's has six retread plants across the country and is the eighth largest operation on MTD's 2021 Top 50 Retreaders List.


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Apollo

Apollo Launches North American Truck Tire Line

Company Wants 'Servicing Dealers' for Distribution Network

Apollo Tyres is taking aim at the North American commercial truck tire market with the introduction of Apollo brand medium truck tires next month. The roll-out represents the culmination of nearly five years of research and three years of real-world testing by trucking fleets across various vocations.


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Gallagher Tire

Gallagher Tire Uses Web Portal to Grow Specialty Tire Sales

It’s probably safe to say that as a product segment, specialty tires are not normally associated with e-commerce — at least in the minds of most consumers. But then again, specialty tire enthusiasts are not standard tire buyers, says J.P Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Tire, a specialty tire wholesale distributor based in Spring City, Pa.  And Gallagher Tire, he adds, is not your average tire dealership.


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Bandag

'We're Bullish on 2021,' Says Bandag's Roanhouse

Despite enjoying 44% of the U.S. retreaded truck tire market through its Bandag brand, Bridgestone Americas Inc. is not resting on its laurels. In this MTD exclusive, Jason Roanhouse, executive director, Bandag operations, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, discusses how Bandag pulled through COVID-19, high-growth segments of the market, the evolving demands of retread customers and more.


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Photos: Top Retreaders Expand for the Future

Retreaders endured an uneasy 2020, but they pushed forward with investments in facilities and technology as they remained focused on the future. Here's a look at the domestic retread tire market in 2021, and some of the people making things happen.