Michelin celebrates 10 years of retreads

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GREENVILLE, S. C. –Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) celebrated its tenth anniversary recently and took the opportunity to note its rapid growth.

Since 1997, MRT has expanded to include 45 franchisees and 77 retreading locations in North America.

“The pace at which Michelin Retread Technologies has grown since its inception is a tremendous tribute to the quality and workmanship of our franchisees, as well as the value created by the innovative MRT process and products,” said Jean-Michel Guillon, chief operating officer, Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Being able to apply some of our new tire technologies to the retread products certainly has brought significant value to the fleet customers.”

Since its inception, the company has retreaded more than 17 million tires, using 200,000 tonnes of rubber. The company offers more than 200 different retreading options. •

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