Retread Training: Certified Retread Technician Certification
Certified Retread Technician class is an overview of the entire Bandag retread process, and looks at how various phases of the retread process fit together. Certified Retread Technician Certification is held in the Bridgestone Education Center in LaVergne, TN. This workshop is designed to educate Bandag retread facility supervisors, foremen, and teammates on best practices for producing quality retread products.
Participants should have at least six months shop experience and complete the following courses prior to attending CRT:
• CRTAP Qualification Examor In-house Craftsman
• Certified Repair
• Certified NDI®
This course is a performance-based program that covers all areas of the Bandag retread process. It is targeted for individuals within Bandag dealer organizations who are responsible for managing all phases of the tire retread manufacturing process within a Bandag dealer retread facility. Successful completion of the program will require participants to demonstrate hands-on skills in the following areas:
• Tire basics
• Receiving and initial inspection
• Nail hole, crown and sidewall repair
• NDI® tire casing analyzer scanning
• Cement-less process
• Filling skive-outs • Building
• Enveloping and curing
• Final inspection and preparation for delivery
We have negotiated a room rate at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Smyrna, TN. The hotel is very convenient to the Education Center, as well as shops and restaurants. NOTE: The negotiated room rate is available by calling the hotel ONLY. (If you book the hotel through your travel agent, etc…, or after the cut-off date which is four weeks prior to the event, the current hotel rate will apply). Each workshop attendee is responsible for making their own reservations. The advantage of using the preferred hotel is a discounted room rate and transportation to and from the hotel to the Bridgestone EducationCenter. Attendees are responsible for all room charges.
When making your hotel reservations, please refer to Bridgestone “Certified Retread Technician”, and be sure Hotel Info to book at least three weeks in advance.
Holiday Inn, Smyrna
2565 Highwood Blvd.
Smyrna, TN 37167
phone: (615) 893-9992
• $109.00 (plus tax)
• Free WiFi & breakfast
• Indoor pool & Jacuzzi
• 24-hour business center
If you have any questions, please contact your local Bridgestone Commercial representative or contact:
Bridgestone Commercial Training
200 4th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37201
Office Number: (615) 937-3697
Confirmation and details regarding class, how to make travel arrangements , ect. will be emailed to participants after completed registration form is received. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received confirmation from us.
Cancellations and substitutions should be made at least 14 days prior to class date by calling 1-800-523-6366, Ext. 4.