Piedmont Taps Goodyear for Tire Retreading

July 30, 2009

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Piedmont Truck Tires has enhanced its relationship with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to provide tire retreading systems
. Piedmont will immediately replace another supplier's system with Goodyear's Unicircle and pre-cure retreading equipment at its facility in Graham, N.C.

Goodyear will continue to supply Piedmont commercial tire service outlets with new Goodyear truck tires, as it has been prior to this deal.

In addition to operating retail automotive centers throughout North Carolina, Piedmont focuses on sales and service to commercial truck fleets. Piedmont's fleet services include new and retreaded tires, fleet maintenance surveys, a mounted wheel program, tire management programs, contract maintenance, truck repair, rim refurbishing, emergency road service and others.

"We are pleased to broaden Goodyear's industry-leading commercial tire and service offerings with a key provider in this region," said Joseph Copeland, vice president of Goodyear Commercial Systems.

"The Goodyear name is strong with our customers, and we see the entire Goodyear package of new tires, retreading systems, fleet support and training as a solid package for commercial tire dealers and retreaders," said Dan Rice, president of Piedmont Truck Tires.

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