MOOSIC, Pa.—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.