Marangoni Tread North America Hosts US Congressman Diane Black to Promote Retreading

Marangoni Tread North America had the pleasure recently of hosting U.S. Congressman Diane Black during Made in America week at their headquarters in Madison, TN. to promote the retreading industry. The company recently initiated a petition drive to President Trump asking him to nominate a new commissioner to fill the vacant seat within the USITC.

Marangoni backed up the petition drive with an ambitious public relations effort that included sending invitations to 11 U.S. senators and representatives requesting a meeting to discuss free and fair trade on behalf of the entire American Retread Industry.

U.S. Congressman Black’s office was the first to respond and expressed an interest in learning more about the impact of dumping low quality, non-retreadable tyres into America.

Bill Sweatman, President of Marangoni Tread N.A. welcomed Congressman Black and gave a brief presentation not only about Marangoni but the retread industry as a whole and the important role it plays economically and environmentally.

The Congressman’s visit also coincided with Marangoni’s launch of the RETREAD INSTEAD initiative.

The initiative is not specific to Marangoni as it is meant to further enhance the awareness of the benefits of retreading as a whole. Low quality non-retreadable tyres represent a “linear economy” (make, use, dispose) which is neither economically sound nor environmentally responsible.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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