PACIFIC GROVE, CA – According to the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) approximately 17.1 million retreaded tires were sold in
North America in 2007, with sales in excess of $3 billion. The majority of these were medium truck tires. The number in 2006 was 18.6 million.


There are approximately 885 retreading plants in North America owned and operated by independent small businesses and by new tire manufacturers and a major tread rubber supplier.