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by Josh Hostetler | Mar 24, 2015
Goodyear and Tredit Tire & Wheel have signed a one-year contract extension for the supply of Goodyear trailer tires to original equipment trailer manufacturers.

AKRON, Ohio, March 23, 2015 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Tredit Tire & Wheel Company, Inc. have signed a one-year contract extension for the supply of Goodyear trailer tires to original equipment trailer manufacturers. The agreement is an extension of the supply contract originally signed in 2005 by the two companies.

Goodyear will continue to supply its Marathon ST tires, which range in size from 13” to 16” rim diameters. As a versatile, long-running tire, Goodyear Marathon tires are used on light and medium-duty trailers, which include RV, cargo, horse, and boat trailers.

“For the past 10 years, Tredit has played a critical role in helping Goodyear supply its tires to trailer manufacturers across the U.S.,” said Johann Finkelmeier, Goodyear’s vice president of North America original equipment sales. “We’re excited to extend our supply agreement, and continue this work together.”

Most trailer tires are delivered to original equipment trailer manufacturers as part of a tire-and-wheel assembly, relieving the trailer manufacturers of the burden of ordering tires, rims and valves, maintaining inventories, mounting and inflating. Tredit performs these functions and delivers completed assemblies on a just-in-time basis. Goodyear sells replacement tires for trailers through its nationwide retailer network.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 67,000 people and manufactures its products in 50 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com.

Tredit supplies tires and wheels for recreational vehicles, cargo, utility, boat, horse and livestock trailers. Tredit has numerous distribution centers nationwide, and is headquartered in Elkhart, Ind. For more information about Tredit Tire and Wheel and its products, go to www.tredittire.com