MOOSIC, Pa. (June 12, 2000)—Jack Williams Tire in Moosic, Pa., has converted its former Oliver retreading plant to Goodyear´s Next-Tred precure process and doubled its capacity.
Jack Williams Tire´s retreading facility, located in Moosic near Scranton, Pa., can now produce about 200 units per day, according to owner Bill Williams.
This latest addition brings the total number of Next-Tred retreading facilities in the U.S. and Canada to 167, Goodyear said in a June 6 announcement.
The plant´s conversion is part of a recent decision by Mr. Williams to enroll the dealership´s two commercial tire outlets, located in Moosic and Wilkes-Barre. Pa., in Goodyear´s network of 500+ Truckwise service centers.
Mr. Williams said he liked the cradle-to-grave approach to tire service that Truckwise offers commercial customers, adding that: "Retreading is an important part of that service."
Jack Williams Tire, established in 1929 by Mr. Williams´ father, is headquartered in Moosic and bills itself as the largest independent tire dealership in the Keystone state.
Besides having two commercial outlets and a retread plant, the family owned business includes 20 retail stores, a wholesale operation and an off-the-road division. It employs 400 people.
The dealership is a member of the American Car Care Centers group and retails a wide selection of tire brands, including Kelly, Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, General, American and others.