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August 28, 2014

Alliance shows off tires at Farm Progress Show

Alliance Tire Americas is showcasing new row crop and flotation tires at the Farm Progress Show going on now in Boone, Iowa.

Tags: Alliance Tire Americas, Farm Progress Show, Farm tires

Jeff Young has been named vice president of OTR and Retread Products, a new division of Rema Tip Top
August 28, 2014

Jeff Young will lead new Rema Tip Top division

Rema Tip Top North America Inc. has named Jeff Young vice president of its new OTR and Retread Products division.

August 28, 2014

Bosch sets up scholarship program with UTI

Robert Bosch LLC has established an education scholarship and employment grant program through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation with a gift of $50,000.

Tags: Robert Bosch LLC, scholarship, Universal Technical Institute

Harold Coker
August 28, 2014

TIA names 2014 Hall of Fame inductees

The Tire Industry Association has named three inductees to its Hall of Fame in 2014 and three recipients of the Ed Wagner Industry Leadership Award.

Tags: Charles Cornell, Harold Coker, Jim Smith, Juanita Purcell, Mary Sikora, Tom Wright

Minoo Mehta will be responsible for BKT s Agri Tire Sales in the replacement market in the western
August 27, 2014

BKT strengthens Agri Sales team with Mehta

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) announced the addition of tire industry veteran Minoo Mehta to its Agri Sales team as vice president, Agri Sales for BKT’s United States operations.

Tags: Ag Tires, Balkrishna Industries Ltd., BKT, Carl Casalbore, Farm tires, Minoo Mehta

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“In three years, Kenda will have truck and bus tires available,” says Yang. “The
August 21, 2014

Kenda plans to manufacture truck tires within three years  

Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd. produces 10 million radial consumer tires a day worldwide. A relative newcomer to the market, Kenda’s annual production pales in comparison to, say, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s output, which annually exceeds 10 million units at its Fayetteville, N.C., plant alone.

Tags: Jimmy Yang, Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., Truck tires

The tire shop at McCarthy Tire’s Baltimore location covers 11,680-square-feet. A second
August 21, 2014

Guiding business growth at McCarthy Tire  

There is no typical day for Sean Wooster, manager of McCarthy Tire Service Inc.’s commercial-only location in Baltimore.

Tags: Commercial tire dealers, Marangoni RingTread, Marangoni Tread North America, McCarthy Tire Service, retreading, Ringtread, Sean Wooster

Skid steer owners now have more options for tires designed to work in conditions from enduring the
August 21, 2014

Skid steer tread patterns go from all-purpose to purpose-built  

Dealers have more choices than ever when matching skid steer tire tread patterns to specific applications for their customers. “The skid steer product line looks a lot more like a small OTR or medium truck type of offering now,” says Nick Phillippi, general manager of Nebraskaland Tire Co. Inc., which also does business as Kansasland Tire and Coloradoland Tire.

Tags: Alliance Tire Group, Carlisle, Coloradoland Tire, East Bay Tire Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Greenball Corp., Michelin North America Inc., Nebraskaland Tire, Skid Steer Tires, Titan Tire Corp.

Plombco offers wheel weights for alloy and steel rims. The heavy-duty TALZ zinc weight is a
August 19, 2014

Wheel weights: Clip-ons or bags?  

Balancing all wheel positions, including trailer tires, has been documented to increase fuel economy by 1% to 2%, according to Derek Forney, marketing coordinator, International Marketing Inc. (IMI). “In fact, nearly half of a truck’s fuel efficiency related to tires comes from the trailer,” says Forney.

Tags: 3M, IMI, Perfect Equipment Inc., Plombco, Wheel Weights

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases
August 19, 2014

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained healthy in June. From a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 0.7% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 1.3% increase in May and a 1.3% increase in April.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

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