OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Allied Oil & Tire Company opened the doors of their Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) plant in 1998. Fifteen years later, the plant located in Omaha, Neb., has produced their one millionth commercial truck tire retread.
"This milestone speaks volumes about our commitment to customer satisfaction and producing industry-leading retreads," said plant manager Don Roberts.
"We'd like to thank all of our customers for their continued support of Allied and the MRT process," said Mark St. Aubin, tire product line vice president.
"The MRT retread is a reliable product that has performed well for our fleet," said Randy Cornell, vice president of maintenance for Con-way Truckload, one of the nation's largest truckload carriers. "We commend Allied on the manufacture of its one millionth MRT commercial truck tire retread."
Retreading is the process whereby selected and inspected worn tires, called "casings," receive a new rubber tread. Allied's MRT plant utilizes Michelin's new-tire design technology, proven tread designs and Michelin new-tire manufacturing standards to deliver reliable retreads.
Besides being the oldest, independently-owned MRT dealer in the United States, Allied is also the only hybrid plant in the Midwest, which means they produce both custom-mold (or remanufactured) and pre-mold retreads.
"Michelin has been an excellent partner of Allied Oil & Tire Company with the highest quality retreads in the industry," said president Steve Phillips. "Their guidance, technology and support has moved Allied from a basic provider of a standard retread to one with the highest quality in the nation."
Approximately 70 percent of a new tire's cost is in the casing, therefore tire retreading provides a valuable, cost-effective service. Retreading truck tires saves the trucking industry $3 billion annually.
Retreading is also an environmentally-friendly alternative to buying new tires. Every year in North America, the use of retreads saves hundreds of millions of gallons of oil that would have been used to manufacture new tires. It also prevents millions of tires with usable casings from ending up in the landfill prematurely.
Some retreads are also SmartWay® verified. Allied produces all of the SmartWay® verified retreads offered by Michelin.
To learn more about Allied Oil & Tire Company and their retread process, go to www.AlliedOil.com/tires/retreads.
About Allied Oil & Tire Company
Allied Oil & Tire Company is the leading distributor of lubricants, tires, retreads and service in the Midwest. Since 1958, the corporate headquarters for Allied Oil & Tire Company has been in Omaha, Neb. There are eight total branches located in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and Kansas. Allied serves customers in a wide-range of operations, including those in the transportation, construction, industrial and agricultural industries. To learn more about Allied Oil & Tire Company, go to www.AlliedOil.com.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelintruck.com) employs more than 20,900 and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations.
SOURCE Allied Oil & Tire Company