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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 Closes In on Purchase of Pep Boys –

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is one step closer to acquiring Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack. The waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 (HSR Act), as amended, has been terminated with respect to the cash tender offer by Bridgestone’s wholly owned subsidiary, TAJ Acquisition Co., to purchase all of the outstanding shares of  Pep Boys. Modern Tire Dealer –Read the Rest…

Government approves Doublestar’s Kazakhstan plant –

OSKEMEN, Kazakhstan—Qingdao Doublestar’s plan to set up a new tire plant in Kazakhstan’s Oskemen has obtained local government’s approval in November, according to Doublestar’s website. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Purolator Launches Premium Oil Filter Line –

Mann+Hummel Purolator Filters LLC has launched PurolatorBoss,a line of premium oil filters designed to optimize engine performance. Modern Tire Dealer

SMP Releases 220 Parts for TechSmart –

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has added 220 part numbers to its TechSmart line of engine control products. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

East Bay Tire’s Joseph Pehanick dies –

ORINDA, Calif. — Joseph Pehanick Sr., owner of East Bay Tire Co. for 20-plus years, died Nov. 20… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Titan sells brake, actuator business –

QUINCY, Ill. — Titan International Inc. has sold the assets of its North American… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

BKT Expands Sales Staff in the U.S. –

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) has hired Blaine Koller, Gary Pompo and Peter Row to manage regional sales at its offices in the United States. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Red Kap Crew Shirt Is Durable and Comfortable –

Red Kap says its crew shirt comes in a lightweight and breathable fabric that is 75% stronger than typical poplin workwear. Modern Tire Dealer

Column: Reporter remembers voice behind RPN –

Senior Washington Reporter Miles Moore reminisces about his late friend, the glue behind RPN during its early years. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Global Retread Symposium: U.S. Retreaders Are Not Alone in Dealing With Tier 4 Imports –

Retread industry leaders and professionals from around the world gathered at the 2015 Global Tire Expo’s first Global Retread Symposium to discuss retread issues that cross international boundaries and impact the industry as a whole. 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.
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