Fort Mill, South Carolina. October 28, 2015.CMC Tire, Inc. and Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s Commercial Vehicle Tire group (Continental) is celebrating their partnership with the opening of their first commercial tire retread facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
During the grand opening celebration held at the company’s new 25,000 square-foot facility, CMC Tire Inc., a full service tire dealer with three generations of tire experience, announced its intention to service both southern Utah and the greater Las Vegas area with new and retread tires. The retreads are made with Continental’s ContiTread™ premium retreading solution, which extends the overall life of the tire.
The new retread facility can produce up to 24,000 retreads annually and production capacity is expected to grow to 48,000 retreads annually. The facility will service more than 300 customers and create 18 new jobs.
Mike Morast, co-owner of CMC Tire said, “The partnership is critical for our aggressive growth plans and is perfectly aligned with ContiLifeCycle’s ™ aggressive growth strategy. With all new equipment that includes the latest retread technology, our partnership brings a proven retread product to the southwest market.”
ContiLifeCycle™, the umbrella for Continental’s retreading operations has already established a presence in the Americas. Since 2011, Continental has steadily built a network of servicing dealers.
“Our dealer partners in the ContiLifeCycle™ network will service customers who want to extend the performance of their Continental truck tires,” explains Paul Williams, Continental’s executive vice president for truck tires in the Americas. “They require retreads that look like new and run like new. Our ContiTread™ products are engineered with the same compounds and tread designs as our new tires.”
CMC Tire and Continental are proud to partner and support local customers in the transportation industry with applications for their construction, regional and long haul application needs.
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 215,000 people in 55 countries.
The Tire Division currently has more than 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world's leading tire manufacturers with about 49,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €10.4 billion in 2015.
Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide. The business unit is continuously developing from a pure tire manufacturer to a solution provider, offering a broad range of products, services and tire related solutions.