Texarkana, Texas-based Heintschel Truck Tire Center has joined the Marangoni retread network. Dealership President Garry Heintschel says Marangoni offers "a premium product, Ringtread," and is "very well-positioned in the market."
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.
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.
The new Bridgestone R192E all-position radial tire has been specifically engineered for use on electric buses, which "will play a crucial role in eliminating city center emissions and traffic congestion," says Chris Ripani, president, commercial truck, Bridgestone Americas Inc.
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.”
Barnwell House of Tires is one of the biggest retreaders in the greater New York City area and one of the largest Goodyear retreaders nationwide. But the Central Islip, N.Y.-based commercial truck tire dealership didn’t start that way.
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.