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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:


You’ve Got Email: It’s Still the Way to Go to Market, Digitally Speaking – RetreadLife.com

Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two peopleRead the rest of this page »


Goodyear promotes Helsel to VP, technology officer – RetreadLife.com

AKRON — Goodyear has promoted Christopher Helsel to vice president and chief technology officer, effective Sept. 1. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Gabriel Website Offers Training Resources – RetreadLife.com

Ride Control LLC has launched its Gabriel website training menu with a series of training options as an expansion of its Answerman technical service offerings. This includes videos, technical bulletins, online catalogs and FAQs for both light and heavy-duty vehicles. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


BKT to add carbon black plant at tire plant – RetreadLife.com

MUMBAI, India—Off-road tire maker Balkrishna Industries is planning to add carbon black production at its tire plant in Bhuj. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Tireco Adds Grantland AP to the Milestar brand – RetreadLife.com

Tireco Inc.’s new Milestar Grantland AP light truck tire is available in 25 sizes. Modern Tire Dealer


Cooper’s Sustainability Efforts Range From Energy Usage to Workplace Safety – RetreadLife.com

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. cites an 18% reduction in energy usage in the production of tires as evidence of progress in its sustainability initiatives. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


RepairPal launches Shop Dashboard to track customer repairs – RetreadLife.com

SAN FRANCISCO — RepairPal Inc., an automotive repair Web resource, unveiled the Shop Dashboard for its 2,000-plus certified shops to manage customer work orders from the initial contact to the verified customer experience reviews at the end. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Tireco’s Milestar Brand Launches Responsive Website – RetreadLife.com

Tireco Inc.’s new mobile responsive website for Milestar tires is designed to showcase updated news, features and available tire sizes while serving as a hub for consumers to interact with the Milestar brand. Modern Tire Dealer


TBC Takes Sumitomo and Sailun Truck Tires to GATS – RetreadLife.com

TBC Brands LLC is taking its Sumitomo and Sailun-branded truck tires to the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas, Texas.   Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


McCarthy’s Tire’s Colleen Horn Doyle Receives Super Lawyers Honor – RetreadLife.com

Colleen Horn Doyle, legal counsel for McCarthy Tire Service Inc., has been named to the prestigious “2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers, a national rating service of outstanding lawyers. Modern Tire Dealer – 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.
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