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Goodyear s Akron, Ohio, headquarters, which is attached to the company s Innovation Center, has won
October 21, 2014

Goodyear’s global HQ earns LEED Gold rating

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. global headquarters building in Akron, Ohio, has earned a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. At 639,000 square feet, it is among the largest LEED Gold certified buildings in Ohio.

October 20, 2014

TRIB’s membership meeting is Nov. 3

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will hold its annual membership meeting on Nov. 3 during the Global Tire Expo-Powered by TIA as part of the 2014 Specialty equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 Global Tire Expo, David Stevens, TRIB annual meeting

Eight charities will benefit from Michelin North America s 25th annual charity golf tournament.
October 20, 2014

8 charities to benefit from Michelin golf event

Michelin North America Inc. reports it raised a record $536,000 from its annual charity golf tournament. The event, which is held in Greenville, S.C., each October, is supported by Michelin’s suppliers and business partners throughout the world.

Tags: Charity, Charity golf event, Michelin North America Inc.

New features of the 2014 AAPEX mobile app include a walking map and booth visited function.
October 20, 2014

Free app helps users navigate 2014 AAPEX

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) says the show’s free 2014 mobile app includes new content and features to help users navigate the display floor. AAPEX is scheduled for Nov. 4-6 in Las Vegas with AAPEXedu sessions starting Nov. 3.

Tags: 2014 AAPEX, AAPEX mobile app, ZF Services LLC

October 16, 2014

ITDG’s captive insurance firm has record results

The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC’s (ITDG) captive insurance company reports a record second quarter.

Tags: Bob Slagle, Captive insurance, Independent Tire Dealers Group

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October 21, 2014

Commercial dealers change with their markets  

The nation’s top commercial tire dealers have adjusted their store counts, added equipment, expanded service offerings and emphasized employee training to be better competitors over the last year. All of those strategies are in play in the commercial division of Black’s Tire Service Inc. (BTS). The Whiteville, N.C., company is No. 23 on this year’s Top 25 Commercial Tire Dealers list.

Tags: Commercial tires, Top 25 Commercial Tire Dealers List

Healthy sales trends continued for manufacturer-branded tires
October 21, 2014

Healthy sales trends continued for manufacturer-branded tires  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained somewhat encouraging in August. Indeed, from a volume standpoint, the dealers reported that they sold 0.1% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.4% increase in July and a 0.7% increase in June.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Members of Tech International’s leadership team are pictured by artwork created to honor the
October 21, 2014

Training is part of every sale  

Seventy-five years ago in a barn behind his central Ohio home, Charles Cornell invented a rubber vulcanizing process that he used to develop repairs for tires and inner tubes in hot or cold applications. The invention, which Cornell named the “2-Way” repair, launched Tech International.

Tags: Tech International, Tire repair

“We need to improve our technical abilities in order to get more OE business,” says
October 13, 2014

Kenda says ‘No’ to status quo  

To Jimmy Yang, vice-chairman of Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., status quo is unacceptable. The 52-year-old company was already one of the largest producers of specialty tires in the world when it began manufacturing passenger tires in 2001.

Tags: Jimmy Yang, Kenda USA, Tire plants

More than 3,800 people from over 78 countries attended the fifth annual Latin American &
October 13, 2014

A conversation with Gustavo Lima  

MTD had the opportunity to ask a number of wide-ranging questions of Gustavo Lima. Lima has 38 years of international tire industry experience. He is currently the CEO of the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, the Latin Auto Parts Expo and the newly announced North American Tire & Retread Expo that will be held in New Orleans next April. He’s also the CEO of Oriente Triangle Tire Latin America, a distributor of tires for Latin America based in Miami, Fla.

Tags: Gustavo Lima, North American Tire and Retread Expo, Trade show

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