Commercial Business


Bauer Built Awards 2022 Scholarships

Bauer Built Inc. has recognized four high school seniors with $1,500 scholarships and the G. F. “Sam” and Ethel V. Bauer/Bauer Built Inc. Scholarship Award. Since 1994, Bauer Built has awarded $144,000 in scholarships.

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Pomp's Supports Truckers Against Trafficking

Pomp’s Tire Service Inc. is supporting the mission of Truckers Against Trafficking. The tire dealership has added the nonprofit’s logo and safety message onto its first truck, and the company is training its employees to be on the lookout for victims of human trafficking.

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Retreaders Held Back by Supply Issues

Despite Squeeze, They Find Ways to Grow

The world of retreading looks a lot like the rest of the U.S. tire industry. Customer demand is strong, but the supply side of the equation has been problematic. One issue is tread rubber. As one retreader puts it, his business is focusing “on maintaining customers, while our rubber supplier hurts us with terrible fill rates.”

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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.