Conti boosting tread rubber output at US plant

Mount Vernon, Illinois — Continental Tire the Americas has added a second production shift for pre-cured tread rubber at its Mount Vernon tire plant in anticipation of a 300% jump in retread production this year by ContiLifeCycle customers in North America.

The decision to boost production follows a double-digit increase in demand for the company’s products last year, said Tom Fanning, VP sales and marketing for commercial vehicle tires.

“We expect that growth to continue as the quality of ContiTread becomes better known in the market,” he…

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