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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:

Dayco Springdale plant hits safety mark –

TROY, Mich.—Dayco Products’ Springdale, Ark., tensioner manufacturing facility and technical center has surpassed the 1 million work hours without a lost time accident mark, an achievement last met in March 2011. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Apollo adds 67 countries to football pairing –

Apollo Tyres Ltd. has expanded its “fruitful” association with the Manchester United Football Club to 62 additional countries. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Lorenzo sets the benchmark in British Grand Prix Free Practice –

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo was the benchmark on the opening day of action at the British Grand Prix, the current championship leader setting a time of 2’02.338 in this afternoon’s Free Practice 2 session. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Tweets you may have missed –

In case you missed them, these are some of the most popular and newsworthy Tweets from the past week in the rubber manufacturing industry, compiled by Rubber & Plastics News. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Mazda specs Yokohama OE on CX-3 –

TOKYO — Mazda Motor Corp. has selected the Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s Avid S34 all-season tire as an OE fitment on its… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

OTHER VOICES: Merger the way to go? Auto makers better know history –

DETROIT — Every auto company merger is difficult. Every one is unique. Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Bridgestone has a new radial tire for graders –

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC’s commercial division has introduced a radial tire for graders that are used for snow removal and surface leveling. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Cooper kicks off ‘Take the Money & Ride’ fall event –

FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is offering consumers savings on tire purchases with… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

JS Products adds industry veterans to sales team –

JS Products Inc. has added Danny Bova and Ray McElroy to its Backshop Solutions TPMS team. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

GCR rolls out new ad message –

DALLAS — Bridgestone Americas’ GCR Tires & Service business unit is unveiling a new advertising campaign — “We See Things Differently” — at the upcoming Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas. Tire Business – RSS News Feed

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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