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Marangoni Tread North America begins plant expansion

20 April 2005
Madison, Tennessee……..Today, construction began at the Marangoni RINGTREAD® plant in Madison, Tennessee to expand production. High demand for the exclusive RINGTREAD® has necessitated that the expansion of the Alpha RING line be moved forward, according to Marangoni Tread North America, president Bill Sweatman. “This expansion will double our capacity and should come on stream by August.”
Madison, Tennessee……..Today, construction began at the Marangoni RINGTREAD® plant in Madison, Tennessee to expand production. High demand for the exclusive RINGTREAD® has necessitated that the expansion of the Alpha RING line be moved forward, according to Marangoni Tread North America, president Bill Sweatman. “This expansion will double our capacity and should come on stream by August.”

The most advanced RING production technology is based on a “modular” or “production island”, called the Alpha RING Evolution. According to Maragoni’s Technical Director, Vito Magistrale, “This represents the state of the art in production design. A continuous strip of rubber is automatically loaded onto a moving carriage, fitted with a cold-feed, pin barrel extruder with calendar head. Lenticular strips are fed directly into the centripetal presses where the RINGTREAD® is molded.”

Characteristics of the Marangoni Alpha RING process include:
• Improved uniformity [time, temperature, pressure] over conventional flat molding process
• Highly automated
• Totally integrated
• Environmentally friendly

Adding manufacturing in the United states and expanding the business represents an investment of $10,000,000.00 here by the Marangoni Group and is part of a longer-term global development and expansion plan which includes expansion of products, programs and manufacturing.

Marangoni has been a leader in retreading technology for over 50 years. The RINGTREAD® System, designed and developed by Marangoni has proven advantages in that it combines new tire radial compression molding techniques with custom compounding and contoured shape to match the curved profile of the tire without having to be spliced like conventional flat precure retreads. The result is less waste, perfect balance and much better performance.

RINGTREAD®, the original, splice-less precure tire tread used in retreading commercial truck tires, is successfully used by more than 250 independent commercial truck tire retreaders worldwide with 20 being in the U.S. and Canada.