Modern Tire Dealer

APR 2017

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MTD April 2017 Top 50 retreaders customers' worn out tires and retread them is growing." Dayton, Ohio-based Gem City Tire is ranked No. 40. ere's a new No. 1 At the top of the rankings, Southern Tire Mart LLC took the No. 1 spot from Go odyear, which dropped to No. 2. Southern Tire Mart reported a nearly 6% increase in medium truck tire volumes while Goodyear's medium truck tire retread volumes dropped 8%. e acquisition of Cross-Midwest Tire Co.'s three retread plants pushed Pomp's Tire Service Inc. up from last year's No. 7 spot into the No. 4 spot. New to the top 10 is Tredroc Tire Services LLC. e company landed in the No. 10 spot aer Allen Park, Mich.-based Belle Tire Distributors Inc. merged its commercial division with Tredroc Tire Services Inc. of Elk Grove Village, Ill., in 2016. e "new" Tredroc has six Bandag-system retread plants. McCarthy Tire Service Co. is in the No. 8 spot, unchanged from last year. e company opened a $3.5 million Bandag retread plant in 2016 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. McCarthy Tire operates eight retreading facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Westhafer reports that Central Tire also invested in its opera- tions. e company installed AcuTread mold cure press and matrices for super single 445/50R22.5 drive and trailer retreads as well as a shearography non-destructive casing inspection system. Its S-1 trailer tread is now SmartWay-verified. New on the MTD retreaders list is Monro Muffler Brake Inc., which debuts at No. 57. e company gained two retread plants when it acquired McGee Tire Stores Inc. and Clark Tire and Auto Inc. in 2016. Monro increased retread sales about 30% in 2016 from the prior year, according to Joel Zaleski, vice president of acquisitions and operations support. " With the McGee Tire and Clark Tire commercial operations now integrated, we are moving forward with plans to strengthen and grow our commercial operations in Florida and North Carolina, and then into other states we operate in." He says Monro recently opened a new commercial facility in Fort Myers, Fla., and is currently expanding into the Pensacola, Fla., market with a new commercial facility, according to Zaleski. "We now operate 11 commercial locations in two states, and we look forward to continued growth of our commercial business with the addition of greenfield locations and acquisitions." No. 6-ranked Best-One Tire Group also added a plant John McCarthy Jr., president of McCarthy Tire Service, stands in the company's new Bandag retread shop, which has two production lines and a capacity of more than 1,000 retreads per day. (Photo courtesy McCarthy Tire Service.) King Tire Service Inc. in Bluefield, W.Va., was the first ContiLifeCycle licensee in the U.S. The company recently opened a second retread shop in Bristol, Va. 38

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