MTD Magazine - April 2014

COVER STORY:

Top retreaders invest to add capacity


By: Ann Neal

Retreaders made about the same amount of retreads and sold them at higher prices in 2013. According to Modern Tire Dealer market data, production rose slightly to 14.9 million units, just 100,000 more than in 2012, while retread pricing rose 9.6% year-over-year.

FEATURES

Get with the program groups

They will help you drive consumer traffic

Navigating the landscape of wide-base tires

Addressing the unique issues of weight, retreadability and tire service - plus a new product preview

Top companies invest to add capacity

While cautiously optimistic, retreaders voice concerns over pricing, casing availability and imports

MTD Top 50 Retreaders in the U.S.

Manufacturers are introducing more durable tires in more sizes

As the economy improves, customers are paying more up front to lower the overall cost of ownership

2014 OTR Tire Conference

Unit sales will rise each of the next four years

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MTD Magazine - April 2014
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