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The making of flat precure treads

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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:


New Scion models feature Toyo OE tires – RetreadLife.com

Toyo Tire North America OE Sales is supplying two new Scion models with Toyo tires. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Judge orders Goodyear to pay damages to Ariz. family – RetreadLife.com

PHOENIX — Ruling it acted “in bad faith,” a judge has ordered Goodyear to pay an Arizona family more than… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Goodyear breaks ground for Mexico factory – RetreadLife.com

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ, Mexico—Goodyear broke ground July 28 at a formal ceremony for the first plant it will build in the Americas in a quarter of a century. The 1 million-plus sq.-ft. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Yokohama plans for Indonesia’s new auto show – RetreadLife.com

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is going to the inaugural Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2015 with a special focus — Indonesia’s demand for eco cars and SUVs. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


French company acquires stake in ChemSpec – RetreadLife.com

PARIS—Safic-Alcan, a specialty chemicals distributor, has acquired a majority stake in ChemSpec, an Ohio-based chemical and polymer distributor. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Goodyear’s financial results are ‘strong’ again – RetreadLife.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $ 192 million on net sales of nearly $ 4.2 billion for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. That compares to income of $ 213 million on sales of almost $ 4.7 billion for the same period last year. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Earnings up, sales down at Titan – RetreadLife.com

QUINCY, Ill.—Despite a drop in sales, Titan International’s net income, income from operations and gross profit rose in the second quarter. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Hankook wins OE fitment on Ford trucks – RetreadLife.com

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. is expanding its original equipment portfolio in North America, supplying tires for Ford Motor Co.’s new 2016 F-650/F-750 medium duty trucks. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Hill out, Kaner in at Sears Automotive – RetreadLife.com

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. has appointed Brian Kaner, the company’s… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Goodyear enjoys positive 2Q results in N.A. – RetreadLife.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s second-quarter 2015 financial results were up in almost every key category in North America compared to last year. 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.