Shrader Tire and Oil’s Pemberville Retread Plant Receives High Audit Scores

Shrader Tire and Oil’s Pemberville Retread Plant Receives High Audit Scores

Congratulations are in order for our very own MRT II plant – located in Pemberville, Ohio – after Michelin gave high marks to the retread facility in its annual audit.
“My team deserves all the credit,” said MRT II Manager John Taylor. “They are a great team that cares about what goes to our customers. They’re a fun group to mentor and coach.”
Michelin annually does an audit of retread facilities. The scores given to MRT II for the recent audit include:
• 100 percent for Safety
• 99 percent for Process Quality Audit – The auditor goes post-to-post and interacts with the operators to ensure they can perform the functions by applying work methods and specifications correctly.
• 99 percent for Finished Product Quality Audit. The auditor chooses 20 random tires from the warehouse ready to go to the customer and brings them back into the plant, putting them through a rigorous inspection to ensure proper work methods were followed.
“A lot of hard work goes into ensuring we are producing at the highest quality retread level possible in the industry,” said Bob Watters, STO’s general manager of manufacturing. “Thank you to the MRT II team for exercising our STO vision to keep the transportation industry rolling and safe!”
An audit at MRT I will come later this spring.

Shrader Tire & Oil Hosts Delo Truck

Shrader Tire & Oil Hosts Delo Truck


Shrader Tire and Oil hosted two Delo Truck Experience events in September, one at our store in Melvindale, Mich. and the other at our Columbus, Ohio, location.

Chevron takes the Delo Truck across the country giving customers an opportunity to learn more about the product. Inside the Delo trailer are multiple interactive displays that customers can experience and educate themselves about Chevron and Delo.

Shrader Tire and Oil representatives were on hand to talk with customers and potential customers as well. Tours were given of the Shrader Tire and Oil retread plant, bulk oil facility and warehouse.

Shrader Tire & Oil, Habitat Partner on Playhouse Build

Shrader Tire & Oil, Habitat Partner on Playhouse Build

TOLEDO, Ohio — Employees and family members of Shrader Tire & Oil volunteered Saturday to build a playhouse for a local family.

Partnering with the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Shrader Tire & Oil employees designed, painted and built the 4-foot wide, 5-foot-long playhouse that was then donated to a Toledo family for their three children, ages 2-6.

The community project is part of Shrader Tire & Oil celebrating its 75 years in business in 2023. One of the company’s Core Values is Community Involvement.

Shrader Tire & Oil employees chose a barnyard theme for the playhouse, painting both inside and outside of the structure, using bright colors and amazing designs. While Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity team leaders supervised, the team painted the structure, put up the four walls, created window borders and applied shingles to the roof. Using a big red barn as the theme, the playhouse included a bright blue sky, horses, cows, pigs, and sheep.

A family of five came to Shrader Tire & Oil headquarters on Sylvania Ave. in Toledo to view the finished project and take it home with them.

It was an amazing opportunity for Shrader Tire & Oil to contribute to Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Shrader Tire & Oil was founded in 1948 and has been located on Sylvania Ave. for most of the past 75 years. There are also 18 other locations in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, including multiple fleet stores, two Michelin retread plants and a bulk oil facility.

Artists Complete Mural at Shrader Tire & Oil Headquarters

Artists Complete Mural at Shrader Tire & Oil Headquarters

TOLEDO, Ohio – The Young Artists at Work group has completed a 120-foot long mural on the west side of the Shrader Tire and Oil headquarters on Sylvania Ave. in Toledo, Ohio.

The artists, ranging from ages 14 to 18, are part of the Toledo Arts Commission summer program.

After projecting the mural drawing onto the side of the building, about a dozen students began painting. It took them about five days to finish the colorful scene that depicts a trail with joggers, bikers, animals, flowers and plants that are native to Ohio. Each student chose one segment of the mural, such as a Cardinal or Daylilies, to design in the studio. Once on-site, the students then followed through with their particular design and painted it on the building.

The mural runs along the Chessie Trail, which was at one time a railroad line that served West Toledo, including Shrader Tire and Oil.

In the early 1900s, the track was known as the Toledo Terminal Railroad and served a variety of industrial plants. Over time, the rail line was split into two, eventually becoming the Chessie Line. After the tracks were removed, it became a non-motorized trail maintained by the City of Toledo.

Shrader Tire & Oil moved into its current location soon after the company’s founding in 1948.

Shrader Tire & Oil is celebrating 75 years in business throughout 2023.


Young Artists Begin Mural Project at STO Headquarters

Young Artists Begin Mural Project at STO Headquarters

Shrader Tire and Oil has been chosen as one of eight art projects this summer for the Toledo Arts Commission.

The Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program, now in its 29th year, started Monday, July 17, painting a mural on about 120-foot section of the Shrader Tire and Oil building off Sylvania Ave. The painting began after the Young Artists collaborated with each other, team leaders and Shrader Tire and Oil President and CEO Joe Shrader on the design for the mural.

The wall faces the newly renovated Chessie Circle Tour trail, which is used by joggers, bikers, roller bladers and families throughout the day and evening. About a dozen young artists are working to complete the project before the end of July.

STO officials applied to be part of the program to help celebrate 75 years in business. The Sylvania Ave. location serves as the company headquarters.

Shrader Tire and Oil celebrates Earth Day, 2023

Shrader Tire and Oil celebrates Earth Day, 2023

TOLEDO, Ohio (April 22, 2023) – Today is Earth Day in the United States, but in the truck tire retread industry, we believe in celebrating the environment every day.


Recycling end-of-life tires is a major challenge for the tire industry and its customers. Around one billion tires reach the end of their useful lives each year. Recycling is part of a process that includes collecting end-of-life tires, sorting them, and giving them a new purpose. Around 65 percent of them are collected for some form of reuse, roughly 70 percent are recycled to recover their materials, and the remaining 30 percent are generally used for energy recovery.

Truck tire retreads deliver huge savings to fleet managers and owner/operators and have a massive impact on the environment.

With two retread facilities in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, Shrader Tire and Oil is part of the recycling process.

It is estimated that nearly 300 million tires from cars and trucks are thrown away by Americans each year, but the use of retreads saves hundreds of millions of gallons of oil, and millions of tires continue a useful life rather than being consigned to a tire pile or landfill.

Simply put, retreading tires conserves oil. The synthetic rubber components in a new medium truck tire require about 22 gallons of oil, but it takes only seven gallons to retread that same tire.

Retreading truck tires in the U.S. reduces carbon emissions by 396,000 tons, or 70 percent annually. Finally, nearly 40 pounds of raw material including rubber, steel and carbon black is saved for every retreaded tire manufactured.

Shrader Tire & Oil is the premier tire and lubricant distributor in the Midwest. With locations in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, Shrader has 15 truck tire and fleet service centers, two state-of-the-art Michelin retread plants, a bulk lubricant operation and a 24-hour emergency road service network.



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