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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:

Jack McCarthy, CEO of McCarthy Tire, dies at 79 –

KINGSTON, Pa. — John D. “Jack” McCarthy, 79, CEO of McCarthy Tire & Service, died Jan. 27 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a short illness. Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Mahle will debut A/C units at tradeshow –

Mahle Service Solutions, a division of Mahle Aftermarket Inc., will unveil interactive touch-screen displays and new A/C units for processing R1234yf and R134a refrigerants at the 2015 MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) Training Event and Trade Show Feb. 5-7 in Orlando, Fla. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Bosch pads are copper-free ahead of requirement –

Robert Bosch LLC is offering copper-free material in its premium-grade QuietCast as well as its other lines of braking products ahead of the 2025 copper-free requirement of several states. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Customers vote Atlantic Tire ‘Best Mechanic’ –

For the seventh year in a row, the readers of Cary Magazine have voted Atlantic Tire & Service their favorite place for automotive care. The three-store business will receive the lifestyle publication’s Maggy Award for “Best Mechanic.” Modern Tire Dealer – News

Lanxess projects strong 2014 EBITDA –

COLOGNE, Germany—Lanxess A.G. expects EBITDA before exceptional items to be higher than previously anticipated for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2014. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Plan events for April’s Car Care Month –

With National Car Care Month in April quickly approaching, there is no better time to put a proactive plan in place to convince your customers to invest in their vehicles to keep them running better and longer. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Register for NCTDA’s tire and auto expo –

It’s time to register for the Tire & Automotive Expo and Trade Show sponsored by the North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA). The event is set for March 20-21, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C., at the Westin Charlotte and NASCAR Hall of Fame. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Veyance awards grand prize for shop makeover –

Veyance Technologies Inc., maker of Goodyear Engineered Products and Gatorback belts, awarded Paul Deanne of Accurate Auto Service in Snohomish, Wash., its 2014 Gatorback Club grand prize. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

NADA: Low gas prices to drive LT sales –

SAN FRANCISCO — Low gasoline prices and pent-up consumer demand will combine to drive new car and light truck sales… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Cooper to announce 2014 financials Feb. 23 –

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will announce fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results before the U.S. stock markets open on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. 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.