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The making of flat precure treads

Continental takes you on a tour of our ContiLifeCycle retread rubber plant.

Retread Plant Tour

This video features a tour of a modern retread plant detailing the retread process from start to finish. Video Rating: 4 / 5 Some recent retread auctions on eBay:

New Scion models feature Toyo OE tires –

Toyo Tire North America OE Sales is supplying two new Scion models with Toyo tires. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Judge orders Goodyear to pay damages to Ariz. family –

PHOENIX — Ruling it acted “in bad faith,” a judge has ordered Goodyear to pay an Arizona family more than… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Goodyear breaks ground for Mexico factory –

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, Mexico—Goodyear broke ground July 28 at a formal ceremony for the first plant it will build in the Americas in a quarter of a century. The 1 million-plus sq.-ft. Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Yokohama plans for Indonesia’s new auto show –

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is going to the inaugural Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2015 with a special focus — Indonesia’s demand for eco cars and SUVs. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

French company acquires stake in ChemSpec –

PARIS—Safic-Alcan, a specialty chemicals distributor, has acquired a majority stake in ChemSpec, an Ohio-based chemical and polymer distributor. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Goodyear’s financial results are ‘strong’ again –

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $ 192 million on net sales of nearly $ 4.2 billion for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. That compares to income of $ 213 million on sales of almost $ 4.7 billion for the same period last year. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Earnings up, sales down at Titan –

QUINCY, Ill.—Despite a drop in sales, Titan International’s net income, income from operations and gross profit rose in the second quarter. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Hankook wins OE fitment on Ford trucks –

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. is expanding its original equipment portfolio in North America, supplying tires for Ford Motor Co.’s new 2016 F-650/F-750 medium duty trucks. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Hill out, Kaner in at Sears Automotive –

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. has appointed Brian Kaner, the company’s… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Goodyear enjoys positive 2Q results in N.A. –

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s second-quarter 2015 financial results were up in almost every key category in North America compared to last year. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

According to the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, retreaded truck tires represent a savings of over $3 billion dollars annually for truckers and trucking companies in North America. For most fleets, tires represent the second largest item in their operating budget, right after labor and fuel costs.