Goodyear to open new retread manufacturing plant in North Bay

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NORTH BAY, Ont. — Due to increasing demand for off-the-road retreaded tires in the construction, mining, forestry and recycling industries, Goodyear Canada will be building of a new retread plant in North Bay. The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2008.

The new 80,000 sq. ft. facility is designed using Lean manufacturing principles to support continuous flow of production.

“Goodyear has been a committed corporate citizen, operating a retread plant in the City of North Bay for the past 21 years,” said Glenn Bennett, business centre manager for Goodyear Canada. “Moving the retread operation into a larger facility reinforces our commitment to the Northern Ontario community.”

“Our associates are second to none in the industry,” said Mark Pillow, director of commercial systems and off highway for Goodyear Canada. “The plant’s ISO 9001 registration is a tribute to the quality management systems they have put into place.”

According to the Tire Retreading Information Bureau, approximately 18.6 million retreaded tires were sold in North America in 2006, with sales in excess of $3 billion.

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