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April 28, 2015

ARI Network Services acquires Tasco

ARI Network Services Inc. has acquired the assets of tire and wheel aftermarket software provider Tasco Corp. and its affiliated company Signal Extraprise Corp. (collectively Tasco).

Tags: Acquisitions, ARI Network Services Inc., Barry Reese, TASCO Corp.

April 28, 2015

Bridgestone is honored for guayule research

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has received a 2015 Edison Gold Award for Innovation in Automotive Solutions for its work aimed at diversifying the world’s natural rubber supply using rubber derived from guayule, a woody desert shrub native to the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico.

Tags: Bill Niaura, Bridgestone Americas Inc., Edison Awards, guayule

Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer announces the company s new passenger tire plant will be
April 24, 2015

Goodyear seals the deal: $550 million tire factory going to Mexico

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced the location of its new tire factory to serve customers in the Americas: San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer made the announcement during a ceremony with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Tags: Mexico, New plants, Richard Kramer, San Luis Potosi

Nokian has introduced the eNtyre 2.0, a premium all-season tire, in North America. The
April 24, 2015

Nokian unveils premium all-season tire

Nokian Tyres Inc. has introduced the eNtyre 2.0, a premium all-season touring tire for the North American market.

April 24, 2015

Inaugural Tire & Retread Expo earns praise

The 2015 North American Tire & Retread Expo was held April 15-17, 2015, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The Expo featured 112 tire, tire retread and tire equipment and repair companies and 1,041 registered visitors in attendance.

Tags: Don Rizzi, Harvey Brodsky, Helio Castroneves, Kyle Fernandez, New Orleans, North American Tire & Retread Expo, Retreading, Sun Shumin

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USEFUL ARTICLES

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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