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Canadian Treads & Tirecraft Hold Ribbon Cutting Event

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(L-R) David Brien, Regional Sales Manager, Michelin Canada; Stephen Legault, Director of Commercial Business, Michelin Canada; Tom Cherry, Tiremaster Ontario; Doug Fulford, CFO Canadian Treads Ontario; Bruce Barnim, President Canadian Treads and Christine McClay, President, Tirecraft Ontario at the ribbon cutting and opening of the new Canadian Treads facility in Ingersoll, Ont., June 15. Photo Lisa Marchese

New 200,000 square foot location, boasts state-of-the-art features.

Canadian Treads—a joint venture Michelin Retread Facility between Tirecraft Ontario and Tiremaster—held their long-anticipated ribbon cutting and tour of the new 200,000 sq. ft. combined location.

“We brought five businesses under one roof,” explained Bruce Barnim, Canadian Tread President and Chief Project Manager, during the ribbon cutting ceremony and plant tour on June 15 in Ingersoll, Ont.

The new facility houses two flagship operations: Canadian Treads—a State-of-the-art Michelin Retread plant, which features both PreMold and soon to be live Custom Mold technologies—IMI Wheel Painting outfitted with the first Robotic painter here in Canada, the first-ever “Aluminator” for refinishing Aluminum Wheels, and a mounted Wheel Facility.

Tirecraft Ontario includes a 120,000 sq. ft. Commercial Tire Warehouse and Distribution centre that operates along with a Support centre for every department within the organization.

Other businesses include; Custom Wheel Fabrication, OE Tire and Wheel Programs, TreadRight Inflation Systems and Property Management companies which have been merged into the new facility, complete with state- of-the-art office design and décor.

“We are very pleased to welcome many of our supplier partners, dealer partners and fleet clients to this new facility which is not done adding services yet. We will continue to add services and grow to make doing business for our partners as easy as possible,” said Christine McClay, President of Tirecraft Ontario.

Over 180 people came out to show their support, including special guests, the local MPP Ernie Hardeman, and representatives from Michelin Canada, the event’s Platinum sponsor.

Guests were given a tour throughout the different stages of the facility and had the opportunity to view the latest robotics and AI software technology being operated.

“We’re a technologically advanced operation that is rooted in our values of integrity, quality and service,” added McClay. “It was great to see so many people come out to show their support.”

 

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