By CCJ Staff

Black’s Tire Commercial Division recently opened a new 50,000-square-foot retread plant and commercial distribution center in Clarkton, N.C. The new facility replaces another smaller plant in Clinton, N.C., and can produce up to 225 different truck tire retreads from 16-inch to 24.5-inch wheel diameters. Black’s Tire also has 18 commercial tire and service locations in North Carolina and South Carolina, where it offers a variety of new commercial tires under several brands, including Goodyear, Kelly and Dunlop. The retreading plant currently retreads about 100 truck tires per day, but plans to expand that number through customer growth.

“New retreading equipment, state-of-the-art tire management technology and more storage capability at our new retread plant and distribution center will allow us to offer a new level of cradle-to-grave tire service,” says Ricky Benton Sr., owner of the Whiteville, N.C.-based business. “With this new facility, we can help truck operators reduce their costs.” Black’s Tire serves a variety of fleets and truck operators involved in long-haul and regional-haul applications.

Pat Demianenko, national sales manager for Goodyear Retread Systems, says Goodyear is pleased to see the new Black’s Tire facility go into service. “Black’s Tire has more than 80 years of experience in the tire business,” Demianenko says. “This new plant represents a substantial investment by the company in producing quality retreads and providing customers great service well into the 21st century. And by utilizing a lean manufacturing concept in its design and layout, Black’s Tire will be able to consistently produce high-quality retreads.”