Continental adds retread licensee in Georgia

Products Jason Cannon April 15, 2013

Hill Tire Co. is the latest Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s ContiTreads retread tire licensee.

Continental says Forest Park, Ga.-based Hill Tire Co. has begun retreading truck tires with ContiTread brand flat precure treads at its facilities in Forest Park and Valdosta, Ga. The facility is approximately 45,000 square feet and employs 45 and the company has an additional 15,000 square-foot facility in Valdosta with 15 employees. The two locations can produce more than 110,000 retreads annually combined.

Hill Tire serves trucking fleets in the Georgia, Alabama and northern Florida areas from these two locations as well as Cartersville, Ga., Doraville, Ga. and Birmingham, Ala.

Hill Tire made the decision to add ContiTreads after evaluating Continental’s ContiLifeCycle, a cradle-to-grave solution for commercial tires, said Allen Hill, vice president of commercial sales, citing a need for a national brand of retreads to sell to its large commercial tire customers.

Continental also provided personnel to help with sales of the ContiTreads, as well as plant evaluations and training as part of the process, Hill said.