FRANCONIA, Pa. (Oct. 29, 2001)—Bergey's Tire Service has signed a licensing agreement with Marangoni Tread North America Inc. to use the company's Ringtread retreading system.
Franconia-based Bergey's is the eighth retreader in the U.S. and the ninth in North America to adopt the Ringtread system, according to Bob Miner, vice president of marketing and sales for the Italian-owed retreading equipment and materials manufacturer.
As its name suggests, the Ringtread system involves the application of a circular-shaped precured tread to a buffed tire casing prior to vulcanization in a pressure chamber.
Bergeys is a 77-year-old, dealership with seven commercial and three combination commercial and retail tire service outlets and two retreading plants in Pennsylvania. The company's Ringtread retreading plant will be in Sellersville, Pa.
The dealership ranks 33rd among North America's largest retreaders of medium and heavy truck tires, based on its consumption of approximately 2.3 million pounds of tread rubber in 2000.
Lester Bergey is president and Duane Bergey vice president of the family-owned company.