CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 22)—Continental General Tire Inc. is doubling production of 235/75R15 light truck tires in response to demand for that size following Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.´s recall of 6.5 million Firestone ATX, ATX II and Wilderness AT tires. Continental General is putting all available molds in that size into service and ordering additional ones, President and CEO Bernd Frangenberg said. The company makes that size in the Continental Contitrek and General Grabber models as well as some private brands, Frangenberg said. In addition, Conti General dealers have been approved by Bridgestone/Firestone to replace the recalled tires and offer consumers the reimbursement paperwork.
Conti General doubles light truck tire production
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