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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:

Nokian unveils premium all-season tire –

Nokian Tyres Inc. has introduced the eNtyre 2.0, a premium all-season touring tire for the North American market. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Goodyear receives award from U.S. defense agency –

AKRON—Goodyear was honored recently with the Pro Patria Award from the Ohio Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Deadline nears for TIA board nominations –

May 1, 2015, is the deadline for nominations for a position on the Tire Industry Association (TIA) 2015-2016 board of directors. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Goodyear seals the deal: $550 million tire factory going to Mexico –

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced the location of its new tire factory to serve customers in the Americas: San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer made the announcement during a ceremony with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Modern Tire Dealer – News

Nexen Tire names Thomas senior v.p. of corporate accounts and Western Region –

Nexen Tire America Inc. has hired John Thomas as senior vice president of corporate accounts and Western Region. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Uniroyal truck tire line debuts in Canada –

LAVAL, Quebec — Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. is making available in Canada a line of Uniroyal-branded commercial… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

AAPEX booth space is 95% sold out –

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) co-owner associations report that 95% of booth space has been allotted to aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers. AAPEX is slated for Nov. 3-5, in Las Vegas with AAPEXedu sessions starting Nov. 2. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Trelleborg Wheel Q1 earnings drop –

TRELLEBORG, Sweden —Trelleborg Wheel Systems suffered a 21.6-percent drop in first quarter operating earnings on 0.4-percent… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Federal-Mogul’s Garage Gurus app wins award –

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has received the 2015 National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) President’s Gold Award for Catalog Excellence for its free “Garage Gurus” (formerly “SmartChoice Mobile”) app. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – 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

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.