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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:

Magazine rates Cooper Discoverer AT3 No. 1 –

Overland Journal has awarded the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 light truck tire its “Editor’s Choice and Value Award,” as reported in the Summer 2014 issue. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Michelin earns healthy lifestyles award –

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Michelin North America Inc. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Yokohama to move Calif. distribution center –

CHINO, Calif.—Yokohama Tire Corp. is moving its Western Region Distribution Center to a larger newly constructed warehouse in Chino. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Honest-1 extends warranty terms –

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Automotive repair and maintenance franchisor Honest-1 Auto Care said it is the “first national full-service car… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

China duties ‘asinine’ — Monro’s Gross –

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The specter of a new round of U.S. duties on imports of consumer tires from China is “asinine,” Monro Muffler Brake Inc. Executive Chairman Rob Gross said this week, and will result in higher prices for U.S. Tire Business – RSS News Feed

ContiTech opens first hose production plant in Russia –

HANOVER, Germany—ContiTech A.G. has expanded its manufacturing presence in Russia with the addition of a new hose factory in Kaluga. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

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Monro 1Q: record sales due to new stores –

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. reported net income of $ 16.9 million on net sales of $ 217.5 million for its first quarter ended June 28, 2014. That compares to income of $ 13.6 million on sales of $ 206.2 million for the same period last year. Modern Tire Dealer – News

TIA’s Pindell recognized as outstanding pro –

LaKisha Pindell, director of Meetings at the Tire Industry Association (TIA), was recognized as an industry leader in Connect magazine’s “40 Under 40″ feature in the May/June 2014 issue. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Giti restructures its management team –

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has reorganized its senior management team. Two top executives changed positions; another joined the company. 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.