Miss Retread winners crowned at NATRE.


Mr. Otr Radial Retread Truck Tire Contest
Tire Business photo by Bruce Davis Buck McDilda and Savanna Medders of Quality Truck Treads celebrate winning the Miss Retread contest at NATRE.

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.

The North American Tire & Retread Expo was held April 19-21, 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and featured over 100 tire and retread tire companies.

Congratulations and thanks to all participants and the winners!

For more information on our 2018 show, please visit www.usatireexpo.com or email info@usatireexpo.com