This year's Global Tire Expo truly was a Global Tire Expo. For proof, just look at the sheer number of companies from China that exhibited at the event.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:52 AM | » Comments(0)
After asking the White House to compile a report about the economic impact of Chinese consumer tire tariffs, the U.S.-China Business Council has more to say about the controversial subject.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Friday, August 27, 2010 1:12 PM | » Comments(0)
Are U.S. consumers ready for tires from Eastern Europe? A New Jersey-based tire importer thinks so.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:14 AM | » Comments(0)
Bill Trimarco, CEO and president of Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., doesn't mince words when discussing the 35% tariff levied on Chinese tire imports last fall. "When you have the government picking winners and losers, there are going to be winners and losers."
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Tuesday, May 4, 2010 10:34 AM | » Comments(0)
Forklift tires may not get a lot of "ink," but they play a critical role in keeping our economy rolling. That's what Chicago-based industrial tire dealer Charlie Cohen has been preaching for decades.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Tuesday, April 20, 2010 7:29 AM | » Comments(0)
Certainly supply disruptions and price increases will be two consequences of the recent Chinese tariff decision. An increase in back orders with major domestic manufacturers may be another.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Monday, October 12, 2009 9:36 AM | » Comments(0)
If you've ever wondered what products constitute the top Chinese exports to the U.S., here's a list, courtesy of the U.S.-China Business Council, a private organization that promotes trade between China and American businesses.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:10 AM | » Comments(0)
One point that seems to be lost on some proponents of Chinese tire tariffs is the probability that extra duties will force tire importers to start sourcing products from factories that don’t have the same quality control measures found at certain plants in China.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Friday, September 18, 2009 11:00 AM | » Comments(2)
With The Gray Marketer behind bars and Doc Plugenpatch safely back at his lab, Ms. Lotta Pneumatica had a lot of explaining to do. And boy, did she ever. She came clean on everything.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:49 PM | » Comments(3)
I came to several hours later. My head felt like it had been run over by a road service truck. Whoever K.O.’d me at Doc Plugenpatch’s lab wanted to knock me out of the park. Lucky for me, he only hit a triple.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:51 PM | » Comments(4)
I shot back over to my office, parked the car, ran up the stairs, sat down at my desk, pulled out a bottle of Old 86, and poured a shot -- straight, no chaser. Doc Plugenpatch liked to talk – a lot. And I was all ears.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Tuesday, August 4, 2009 6:20 AM | » Comments(0)
Ralph the Bartender didn’t have to tell me about private brand tires. I knew all about ‘em. I once ran a set of Atlas Bulletproofs on the Lark. Worked like a million bucks.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:31 AM | » Comments(2)
It was morning. Sunlight burst through the windows of my cold water flat like a police battering ram busting down the door of a south Chicago gin mill.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:54 AM | » Comments(3)
The name’s Sipe…Sam Sipe, private tire investigator. You’ve never met me and never will -- if you’re lucky.
Author: Mike Manges | Posted @ Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:24 AM | » Comments(6)
Bob Bissler is Modern Tire Dealer's senior editor. He began his interest in the automotive industry as a teenager helping his brother work on drag race cars, and after high school he worked in his other brother's body shop.
Mike Manges is Modern Tire Dealer's senior editor. He is a three-time International Automotive Media Association award winner and holds a Gold Award from the Association of Automotive Publication Editors. He also edits MTD's acclaimed Commercial Tire Dealer section, as well as The Kovach Tire Report, MTD's sister publication. Mike has traveled the world -- including Asia, Europe and North America -- in pursuit of stories.
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