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May 28, 2015

Linglong restructures sales and marketing team

Linglong Americas Inc. has restructured its sales and marketing team in North America following the appointment of John Hagan as chief operating officer and president of sales and marketing operations.

Tags: Feng Wang, John Hagan, Linglong Americas Inc.

May 28, 2015

Michelin has big plans for Uniroyal

Michelin North America Inc. has big plans for its Uniroyal brand. Somewhere, Uni, Roy and Al are raising their glasses in celebration!

Tags: B.O.B., Tier 3, Truck tires

Titan Tire Corp. raised more than $200,000 for regional chapters of the Future Farmers of America
May 28, 2015

Titan to host 6 tire auctions to benefit FFA

Titan Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Titan International Inc., is making big plans for the summer of 2015. In addition to launching new Goodyear Low Sidewall (LSW) tires for tractors, combines and grain carts, the company is hosting eight Ride 'n' Drive events and six benefit tire auctions with all proceeds benefiting regional Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters.

Tags: Future Farmers of America, Goodyear Farm Tires, Scott Sloan

May 27, 2015

Cooper to present at Deutsche Bank session

Two executives from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will give a presentation at the Deutsche Bank 6th annual Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference.

Tags: Deutsche Bank Global Industrials Conference, Ginger Jones, Roy Armes

The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive is a drive axle tire for year-round use in Europe s unpredictable
May 27, 2015

Nokian adds drive axle tire for Europe

Nokian Heavy Tyres, a business unit of Nokian Tyres plc, is introducing a new type of drive axle tire for all-year cargo and coach traffic on long and medium distances. The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive is intended for the varying Central European and Nordic weather conditions.

Tags: Drive Axle Tires, European tires, Nokian Hakka Truck Drive

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Alliance says it developed the Galaxy Giraffe XLW with extremely sturdy sidewalls, special tread
April 14, 2015

Sales of industrial tires pick up as ports and construction sites get busier  

When the mining industry slumped, OTR retreader Noah Hickman of H&H Industries Inc. looked elsewhere for business. “We’ve branched out into markets such as ports, construction, and other areas to combat the slowdown of the coal market,” says Hickman, whose Oak Hill, Ohio-based company holds the No. 25 spot on Modern Tire Dealer’s “2015 Top 100 retreaders” list.

Tags: Alliance Tire Group, BKT Tires (USA) Inc., Camoplast Solideal Inc., Continental Tire the Americas LLC, East Bay Tire Co., Industrial tires, Michelin North America Inc., Rovince International Corp., Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas Inc.

Manny Geno considers Tire Pros, and all the tools they offer him, his dealership’s secret
April 14, 2015

For the dealer, by the dealer  Cover Story

When Manny Geno took over the family tire business in 2006, he wanted to transform it from a grease monkey, good ol’ boy shop to a destination for customers who need tire and automotive work in the small town of Booneville, Miss.

Tags: American Tire Distributors, Big O Tires, Community Wholesale Tire Inc., Conrad's Tire Service Inc., Independent Tire Dealers, Independent Tire Dealers Group, Jack Williams Tire Co., Joy Kopcha, K & M Tire, Kauffman Tire, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, Program groups, SPF Management LLC, TBC Corp., Tire Factory, Tire Solutions, U.S. AutoForce

Higher average service tickets more than offset weak traffic trends
April 14, 2015

Higher average service tickets more than offset weak traffic trends  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires was down slightly in February. From a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.7% fewer tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.1% increase in January and a 0.7% increase in December.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Northcoast Research Holdings, Your Marketplace

Andrew Stivers applies tread rubber at the Great Lakes Best-One Tire and Service’s Bandag
April 10, 2015

Plentiful low-cost truck tire imports cloud retreaders’ outlook  

Production of retreaded truck tires grew nearly 5% in 2014, according to Modern Tire Dealer market data. Yet David Stevens, managing director of the Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) says retreaders expect a flat year in 2015. “I don’t think anyone is forecasting much in the way of growth,” he says

Tags: Retreaders, Retreading, Top 100 Retreaders list

How to prevent harassment
April 10, 2015

How to prevent harassment  

At most, political correctness has taken over our lives. At the very least, it has taken over our livelihoods.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial, Sexual harassment

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