NEW ORLEANS — Retreaders from Georgia and Quebec claimed the top prizes in the second annual Miss Retread contest at the 2017 North American Tire & Retread Expo in New Orleans.
Quality Truck Treads of Claxton, Ga., took home the award for a precured retread while Techno Pneus Inc. of Rimouski, Quebec, was the winner in the mold-cure category, as judged by a panel of retreading experts.
Both took home $2,500 awards and trophies from the show's organizers, Latin Expo Group L.L.C.
Quality Truck Treads Owner/Manager Buck McDilda said his company decided to enter at the last minute, producing the winning entry only a few days before the show. The entry used tread rubber from Pre-Q Galgo on a Goodyear casing.
Techno Pneus was a repeat winner in the mold-cure category. The Rimouski-based company uses tread rubber from Vipal Rubber Corp.