TREAD Corporation

TREAD Corporation was founded in
1957 and experienced a rich and
successful history of growth and
product diversification, eventually
serving the mining, quarry and
construction industries with bulk
explosives handling equipment. At
TREAD, our priority is to
manufacture our products to meet
our customer’s needs, utilizing innovative technology solutions, sophisticated equipment and superior customer service.


The driving force behind the company is TREAD’s MISSION STATEMENT: To provide innovative, high-quality commercial explosives equipment solutions by promoting safety and excellence in an environment of trusted partnerships with our associates, customers, suppliers and community.

Through visionary thinking, TREAD’s team of in-house engineers work in partnership with our customers to develop structural quality equipment for the diverse needs of the application by utilizing the latest industry technology.

TREAD’s goal is to be a full service partner through the life cycle of the equipment.

  • Highly EXPERIENCED SALES STAFF assists with identifying proper specifications to meet the diverse needs of each application whether it be for a TREAD body, storage bins, magazines, emulsion plants or control systems.

  • The ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT uses the latest Solid Edge software to design and model each customized TREAD product offering.

  • Modern MANUFACTURING facilities that incorporates TREAD LEAN which enhances the productivity of our proud associates who stand behind each piece of equipment.

  • When there is a need for AFTERMARKET PARTS, TREAD’s motto is SERVICE EXCELLENCE, giving priority to the shipment of your order.

  • The TREAD FIELD SERVICE TEAM is globally recognized with a worldwide staff of trained, experienced and professional technicians to handle commissioning, SERVICE AGREEMENTS, maintenance and warranty claims.

  • If you are in need of equipment to service a short-term contract, TREAD offers RENTAL options.

  • Protect your original investment with the TREAD REBUILD PROGRAM that refurbishes your truck/body to “like new” condition.


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – “U” certification for the manufacturing of pressure vessels.

  • National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspections – “R” certification for repair and alteration of pressure vessels.

  • International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) – active member

  • Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) – active member

  • TREAD equipment is designed, manufactured and is in compliance with United States standards established by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT).

As a manufacturer of bulk handling equipment, TREAD Corporation’s focus is exclusively on servicing the explosives industry on a worldwide basis with TREAD equipment operating in all reaches of the globe. Corporate offices and the manufacturing facilities are located in Roanoke, Virginia, United States with service capabilities managed from Chile, Australia and South Africa.

We invite you to experience the personalized service you receive when you purchase TREAD’s products. When you buy TREAD, you receive superior customer service, innovative engineering and technology, aftermarket support, field service and a full service PARTNER.