It takes more than twenty gallons of oil to produce one new truck tire, while a retread only requires seven. STTC manufactures more than 200,000 retreads a year, reducing America's annual oil consumption by over 3 million gallons. STTC recycles hundreds of thousands of pounds of foam-fill per year. Each pound of this recycled material replaces one pound of new polyurethane materials, significantly reducing America's oil usage.
Helping Create Recycled Products
STTC's retreading facilities recycle over 2.5 million pounds of tread material each year. This recycled product is then used to make truck bed liners, railroad crossing materials, playground and landscaping materials, hoses, and many other rubber products.
STTC has partnered with Hopkinton-based Solect Energy to install a 322 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy system at their Millbury, MA Michelin Retread Plant. A total of 1,313 solar PV panels were installed on the roof of STTC’s 58,000-square-foot facility to help defray approximately 26% of the electricity expenses of their modern MRT retread plant. Choosing to go solar was another way that we can give back, this time to the environment. Solar is nothing new to STTC as a 150KW array was installed atop STTC’s Millville NJ retread plant in 2006.
Submitted by Editor STTC on Mon, 1/13/2020 - 8:00 am
Recent technological advancements have introduced a safer, more reliable method for tire retreading that results in retread tires comparable to their newer counterparts. Especially as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increases its focus on fuel economy and reduced carbon emissions, advancements in retreading can help fleet managers maintain compliance with environmental standards while keeping tire …
Submitted by Editor STTC on Fri, 1/3/2020 - 8:00 am
If your fleet operates within the off-the-road (OTR) industry, you already know how important proper tire selection is. It’s imperative for fleet managers to keep up with industry trends and products to ensure they’re allocating their tire budget wisely. Recent industry developments have introduced a new application for low sidewall OTR tires outside of their …