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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:


Bridgestone contributes $1M to Ebola fight – RetreadLife.com

TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp. is making two grants worth $ 1 million to support efforts to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa, where the… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Bridgestone relocates China plant – RetreadLife.com

Bridgestone Corp. announced that its subsidiary in China, Bridgestone (Shenyang) Tire Co. Ltd. (Shenyang Plant), has relocated its truck and bus radial tire plant to a new site in Shenyang City Liaoning Province, China. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Nitto has 10 million Facebook fans – RetreadLife.com

Nitto Tire U.S.A., Inc. has 10 million Facebook fans and has been adding an average of 25,000 new fans per day since June. The company reached the 10-million-fan milestone on Sept. 29, 2014. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Network ‘charts future’ at fall meeting – RetreadLife.com

Members at the Automotive Distribution Network’s fall membership meeting reviewed marketing and product initiatives, learned about information technology enhancements and brainstormed ideas for the program group’s future. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Astronaut to be OTR Tire Conference speaker – RetreadLife.com

BOWIE, Md.—Captain Mark Kelly, commander of Space Shuttle Endeavor’s final mission, will be the motivational speaker at the 2015 Tire Industry Association OTR Tire Conference in Tucson, Ariz. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Centric Parts names sales and marketing VP – RetreadLife.com

Centric Parts, a North American manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems, has named Paul Stewart executive vice president of sales and marketing, a new position. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


A weekly look at new products, innovation – RetreadLife.com

In our weekly online feature, we take a look at some of the newest products and innovations in the rubber industry. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Cardone releases reman and new parts – RetreadLife.com

Cardone Industries Inc. has released 39 A1 Cardone reman numbers and 32 Cardone Select new part numbers. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Toyoda Gosei pleads guilty, agrees to $26 million fine for price fixing – RetreadLife.com

TOLEDO—Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $ 26 million fine for its alleged role in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for parts sold to Japanese auto makers, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


AAPEX webinar to offer checklists for success – RetreadLife.com

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) will share tips for getting the most out of the tradeshow in a free webinar, “A Checklist for Attending AAPEX 2014.” The webinar is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. EST. Modern Tire Dealer – 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.