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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 – RetreadLife.com

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 – RetreadLife.com

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 – RetreadLife.com

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 – RetreadLife.com

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 – RetreadLife.com

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 – RetreadLife.com

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 – RetreadLife.com

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 – RetreadLife.com

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 – RetreadLife.com

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 – RetreadLife.com

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.