DUNCAN, S.C. (Sept. 7, 2005) — Tire Centers L.L.C. has opened a Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) plant in Birmingham, Ala., bringing TCI's network of retread plants to 15.
TCI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michelin North America Inc., has named Jason Shoe as plant manager for the new factory. He previously worked at TCI's retread operations in Statesville, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn.
“The Birmingham and surrounding area retread market is continually growing in strength,” said Larry White, vice president of manufacturing for TCI's commercial division. “By adding this MRT plant, there will be added flexibility and reduced logistics concerns. This will enable TCI to improve its southeastern region's capability to respond to TCI customers' needs.”