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The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic visited Nexen Tire Corp.’s manufacturing facility in Changnyeong, South Gyeongsang Province in South Korea during an official state visit. The stop was a commemoration of an agreement between Nexen and the Czech government to build a new plant in Zatec, Czech Republic.
Tags: Bohuslav Sobotka, Czech Republic, Kang Byung-Joong, New plants
After 89 years in business, Holmes Tire & Automotive Inc. has changed its last tire. The third-generation independent tire dealer closed its store Feb. 27, 2015, in Madison, Wis.
Tags: Dealership closings, Holmes Tire & Automotive Inc., Linda Holmes, Tom Holmes
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is showing off two groundbreaking concept tires at this week’s 85th Geneva International Motor Show, ideas the company says could radically change the role of car tires in the future.
Tags: Concept tires, Electric vehicles, Geneva International Motor Show, Joe Zekoski
Nexen Tire America Inc. is holding its first College Hoops Challenge where contestants will compete for a top prize of $10,000 by selecting winners in the College Basketball Championship Tournament taking place later in March.
Tags: College basketball, Kyle Roberts, NCAA
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Tire Industry Hall of Fame.
Tags: Awards, Roy Littlefield, TIA Hall of Fame
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on the Ford Fusion 2010-13, Lincoln MKZ 2010-13, and Mercury Milan 2010-11 monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors.
Tags: Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Mercury Milan, Mitchell 1, TPMS
Twenty-three people were dedicated to the Tire Pros franchise program of American Tire Dealers Inc. (ATD) in 2009. Today, 60 professionals provide marketing, retail, business analysis, administrative and training support to dealers.
Tags: Bartec, Bartec USA LLC, Dan Brown, Dealer meeting, Shepherd Tire Service, Synchrony Financial, Tire Pros
The 2015-2016 winter selling season will begin soon, probably before the record 34-inch snowfall in Boston completely melts. In preparation, Continental Tire the Americas LLC recently introduced two winter tires.
Tags: Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Snow tires, Winter tires
In my January column, I wrote that Singapore-based tire producer Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. had “broken new ground” in the tire industry by launching its Timberland tire range in a unique association with a designer label — Timberland Footwear. I have been surprised by the speed in which this new innovative development has caught the attention and imagination of many people in the industry, especially here in Europe.
Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Omni United, Part-worn tires, Timberland
Last month we identified the sales counter as a very important piece of real estate in your store — important because so many critical activities happen at the sales counter, and every customer who visits a store visits the sales counter.
Tags: Counter intelligence, Sales counter, Sales training, Wayne Williams
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