LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Goodyear plants in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Ind., Technic Group Plc. of Burton-on-Trent, England, and Industrias Del Neumatico, Aspe, Spain, won ``Best of Show'' ribbons in the ``Retread Appearance Contest'' at the ARA World Tire Conference. ARA directors and advisory council members judged a total of 139 entries in 18 retreading categories covering bead-to-bead mold cure, mold cure and precure processes.
The top tires were awarded (in decending order) blue, red or white ribbons.
The winners were:
Air Treads Inc., Forest Park, Ga., one red, one white.
Ardmore Tire Inc., Conshohocken, Pa., three blue, one red.
Bauer Built Inc., Carroll, Iowa, one red.
Bauer Built Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one blue, one red, one white.
Bauer Built Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, one red, one white.
Bauer Built Inc., Durand, Wis., one blue, three red, one white.
Bauer Built Inc., St. Paul, Minn., two red.
Brad Ragan Inc., Billings, Mont., one red.
Butler Brothers Retreading Inc., Marietta, Ga., one red.
Call's Karts, Wilkesboro, N.C., one white.
Collier Retreading, Immokalee, Fla., one red.
Colway Tyres Ltd. Durham, England, one blue, two red, one white.
Goodyear, Brunswick, Ohio, one blue, one white.
Goodyear, Cranberry Township, Pa., one red.
Goodyear, Fort Wayne, Ind., Best of Show, one blue.
Goodyear, Indianapolis, Best of Show, one blue.
Goodyear, Miami, Fla., one white.
Industrias Del Neumatico, Aspe, Spain, Best of Show, two blue.
J*&*M Tire Sales, Oshawa, Ontario, three white.
Millersburg Tire Service, Millersburg, Ohio, two red.
Moore's Retread & Tire, Springdale, Ark., one white.
Olson Tire Service, Mount Pleasant, Mich., one red.
Purcell Tire Inc., Potosi, Mo., two blue.
Ray Carr Tires Inc., Harrisonburg, Va., one blue, two red.
Recapco, Dubuque, Iowa, one blue.
Salem Tire Center Inc., Salem, Ill., one white.
Sam's Tire Service Inc., Bristol, Ind., one blue.
Snider Tire Inc., Blytheville, Ark., one white.
Snider Tire Inc., Greensboro, N.C., one red.
Technic Group Plc., Burton-on-Trent, England, Best of Show, one blue, four red.
Tuff Treads, Lakeville, Ind., one blue.
Whites Tire Services, Wilson, N.C., one blue.
Yingling General Tire Service Inc., Finksburg, Md., one red, one white.