GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 5, 2019 — Michelin North America, today announced that Denray Tire will join Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) as a franchisee manufacturing commercial truck retreads servicing Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Operating since the 1970’s, Denray Tire is a family-owned and operated business in western Canada. Formerly a Bandag retread facility, the 25,000 square-foot MRT facility employs 13 associates.
“We have an excellent 45-year relationship with Michelin and this new chapter gives us the opportunity to deliver additional service for customers,” said Derek Braun, president of Denray Tire. “Our MRT staff is excited about this new venture. Utilizing Michelin’s new-tire design technology, proven tread designs and new-tire manufacturing standards, the MRT retread process will deliver reliable retreads, designed to maximize tire assets.”
For the past 45 years, Denray has been strategic dealer of Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal products that include commercial truck, agriculture, industrial, passenger/light truck, motor home and trailer tires. Denray is also a member of the Michelin Commercial Service Network (MCSN). With nine locations in Canada, Denray offers a complete range of services including emergency road service, repairs, inspection and alignments.
“Two generations of Braun’s have grown this business into a premier service solution for Canadian customers,” said Bill Schafer, vice president of B2B sales for Michelin North America. “We are pleased Denray has joined the Michelin family of retread franchisees.”
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.