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July 24, 2014

Date and location set for Tyrexpo 2015

Tyrexpo 2015 will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica, April 29-May 1, 2015.

Tags: Maybeline Reyes, Tyreexpo 2015

July 24, 2014

Titan suffers a $20.5 million loss in 2Q

Titan Internaltional Inc. posted a net loss of $20.5 million on net sales of $523.7 million for the its second quarter ended June 30, 2014. That compares to net income of $23.2 million on sales of $593.3 million for the same period last year.

Tags: Farm tires, Morry Taylor, OTR tires, Titan financials

Yokohama says this newly built 658,000-square-foot warehouse in Chino, Calif., will be the
July 23, 2014

Yokohama is expanding in California

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) plans to move its western distribution operations to a larger, newly constructed warehouse in Chino, Calif. by the end of 2014. The new facility is about 22 miles from the current warehouse in Fullerton, Calif.

Tags: Distribution centers, Tom Masuguchi, Yokohama Tire Corp.

July 23, 2014

June HD orders up, MD orders down

According to Americas Commercial Trucking (ACT) Research, Class 8 orders in June 2014 surprised on the high side after a solid May with total net orders of 26,729 units. Classes 5-7 net orders declined for the second consecutive month, coming in at 15,055 units.

Tags: ACT Research, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Jim Meil, Medium-Duty Trucks

Steve Vandegrift (right) of Alliance Tire presents a $500 donation for Marshall County 4-H to Rob
July 23, 2014

Alliance Tire Americas supports 4H at tractor pull

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. presented the Marshall County 4-H with a $500 check July 19, 2014 at the Lions Super Pull of the South tractor pull event in Chapel Hill, Tenn. Local pull fans helped increase Alliance’s donation by playing the company’s Spin and Win game at the event.

Tags: Alliance Tire Americas Inc., Bruce Besancon, sponsorships

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USEFUL ARTICLES

At the announcement that Giti Tire will build a plant in Chester County, S.C., (left to right),
July 23, 2014

Giti Tire to spend $560 million on its first U.S. plant  

Giti Tire Co. Ltd. announced June 16, 2014, that it is building a consumer tire plant in Chester County, S.C. Executives from Giti and its North American subsidiary, Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., joined South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and state and county officials in announcing the plan.

Tags: Bob Bissler, GITI Tire (USA) Ltd., Tire plants

How to handle bad online reviews
July 23, 2014

How to handle bad online reviews  

Does your business have bad online reviews? Do you care? You probably do, and yes, you should care. Virtually every business will eventually receive some bad online reviews from its customers. It’s practically impossible to satisfy all your customers all of the time.

Tags: Internet marketing, Marketing, Online reviews, Wayne Croswell

Rent-A-Wheel/Rent-A-Tire Inc. is focusing on building business at newly acquired company stores,
July 16, 2014

MTD 100: ‘Internet pricing leveled the playing field’  Cover Story

The maxim “business as usual” has become “business unusual” for the dealers on this year’s MTD 100. They emerged from a global recession to find an increasing threat to their margins: tire pricing on the Web. Their willingness to adapt to change has given them the competitive edge to grow their businesses.

Tags: AKH Co., American Tire Depot, Big O Tires LLC, Discount Tire Co., Flynn's Tire, Internet marketing, Jack Williams Tire, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Modern Tire Dealer 100, Monro Muffler Brake, MTD 100, Rent-A-Wheel/Rent-A-Tire, Somerset Tire Service Inc.

ITDG CEO and President Mike Cox, left, recently played host to group members John and Karen Marshall
June 20, 2014

ITDG's ‘Band of Brothers’ continues on fast growth track  

The group that calls itself the “Band of Brothers” has been on a fast track of growth since its inception 20 years ago. The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) celebrated its anniversary in Cancun last month.

Tags: Chris Wyborny, Independent Tire Dealers Group, ITDG, Mike Cox

In Europe, there s too many tires and not enough sales
June 20, 2014

In Europe, there's too many tires and not enough sales  

As we all know, the tire industry is a truly global market with realistically just one end objective — to sell tires, as many of them as possible whether it be in New York, Cape Town or Rome!

Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Tire sales

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