Modern Tire Dealer

APR 2019

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M T D A p r i l 2 0 1 9 46 T o p 5 0 R e t r e a d e r s 2019 rank Company Headquarters Num- ber of plants LT tires per day Truck tires per day OTR tires per day Industrial tires per day Rubber per year (lbs. in millions) Process Total points 2019 34 Colony Tire Corp.* Edenton, N.C. 1 0 450 0 0 2.7 Michelin (Pre-Mold) 1,575 35 Redburn Tire Co. Phoenix, Ariz. 5 29 423 0 0 2.4 Bandag (precure) 1,530 36 Craft Tire Inc., dba Shrader Retreading Uniontown, Pa. 2 0 0 33 0 2.3 Marangoni (Mammoth) and Cima computer cut tread 1,518 37 Superior Tire Service Inc. Salem, Ore. 2 50 325 5 6 3.4 Michelin (Pre-Mold), Oliver (Pre-Mold) 1,453 38 Border Tire LLC El Paso, Texas 2 0 400 0 0 N/A Michelin, Oliver 1,400 39 MTI Retreading Co. Inc. Grand Rapids, Mich. 1 20 380 0 0 1.3 Michelin (Pre-Mold) 1,364 40 Pete's Tire Barns Inc. Orange, Mass. 2 30 340 2 8 2.7 Bandag (precure) 1,333 41 Gem City Tire Inc. Dayton, Ohio 1 38 351 0 0 2.0 Goodyear (pre- cure, UniCircle) 1,293 42 Donald B. Rice Tire Co. Inc., dba Rice Retreading Inc. 5 Frederick, Md. 2 35 350 0 0 1.0 Goodyear precure/unicircle, Acutread 1,285 43 Dillon Tire Inc., dba Cross-Dillon Tire Inc.* Lincoln, Neb. 2 0 334 2 0 2.3 Bandag (precure, Continuum) 1,261 44 Graham Tire Co. Sioux Falls, S.D./ Spencer, Iowa 2 0 350 0 0 2.8 Goodyear (pre- cure, UniCircle) 1,225 45 Commercial Tire Inc. Meridian, Idaho 3 15 330 0 12 2.0 Bandag (precure) 1,181 46 White's Tire Service Inc.* Wilson, N.C. 1 30 270 4 0 2.5 Marangoni (Unitread), Vipal, ContiLifeCycle 1,180 47 Bergey's Retread Technologies Inc.* Franconia, Pa. 1 1 325 0 10 2.3 Marangoni (Ring- Tread precure), Continental ContiLifeCycle, Bergey's Prima 1,139 48 Heartland Tire Group, dba Eastern Iowa Tire Inc., Garrett Tires and Treads, Heartland Tires and Treads of Omaha, Heart- land Tires and Treads of Kansas City, Davis County Tire, Weldon Tire Davenport, Iowa 5 0 320 0 20 2.3 Bandag (precure) 1,120 49 Dorsey Tire Co. Inc.* Pooler, Ga. 1 0 314 0 0 1.3 Bandag 1,099 50 Piedmont Truck Tires Inc.* Greensboro, N.C. 2 12 300 0 0 2.0 Continental (ContiLifeCycle) 1,070 Footnotes: * — estimated; N/A — not available 1. Southern Tire Mart LLC figures include the March 2019 purchase of six GCR Tires & Service retread plants from Bridgestone Americas Inc. 2. Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. figures include the June 2018 purchase of the Northwest Retreaders Division of NRI Inc. 3. Bauer Built Inc. figures include the April 2019 purchase of a retread plant from Allied Oil & Tire Co. 4. Tredroc Tire Services LLC is a joint venture company owned by Belle Tire Distributors Inc. and Tredroc Tire Services Inc. 5. Donald B. Rice Tire Co. Inc. figures include the purchase of Central Tire Co.'s retread plant in March 2019. Here's how the points are calculated: Each April, Modern Tire Dealer ranks the "Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S." based on the average amount of tread rubber used to retread different types of tires. Twelve pounds of rubber, on average, are used to produce one light truck tire retread, while 24 pounds are used to produce one medium/heavy truck tire retread. An average of 324 pounds is used to build one OTR tire retread. MTD awards one point for every seven pounds of rubber used per retread. Each light truck tire retread equals 1.7 points, each truck tire retread equals 3.5 points, and each OTR retread equals 46 points. The point total does not include industrial tires. Numbers are rounded to the nearest point. See all Top 100 Retreaders at www.moderntiredealer.com under the "Research" tab.

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