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LATEST NEWS

July 2, 2015

Jury is out on LT tire sales

Economists are calling for 2015 to be a year of big construction, and at least one tire dealer says his business is booming as a result.

Tags: Jason Burhenn, LT tires, Tire Dealers Warehouse

Alliance is adding to its sponsorships with a country music tour. Singer Luke Bryan takes his fall
July 1, 2015

Alliance sponsors Luke Bryan farm tour

Alliance Tire Group is getting into the country music business — as a sponsor of singer Luke Bryan’s 2015 Farm Tour, which will hit working farms near eight cities this fall.

Tags: Bruce Besancon, Luke Bryan, Music, Sponsorships

July 1, 2015

UPDATED: American Tire Distributors purchases Albert Tire

American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. has purchased Albert Tire LLC. The deal excludes some of the assets located in Albert Tire's West Deptford, N.J., headquarters. The transaction closed on June 30, 2015.

Tags: Acquisitions, Albert Tire Co., ATD

June 30, 2015

July 6: Deadline for TIA Hall of Fame entries

Nominations for the 2015 Tire Industry Hall of Fame are due Monday, July 6.

Dunn Tire has replaced its Broad Street store in Erie with a new location a couple miles away in
June 29, 2015

Dunn Tire opens new Erie-area store

Dunn Tire LLC is replacing one of its Erie, Pa. stores with a new, six-bay location a couple miles away in Harborcreek, Pa. The new store is located at 4440 Buffalo Rd.

Tags: Dunn Tire LLC, New store, Robert Clark

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Tire training: big business in Europe
June 30, 2015

Tire training: big business in Europe  

The diverse concept of business training has always been a particular point of interest for me. During my 23-year career within the international tire industry as a news journalist, editor and business media consultant I have witnessed the continual progressive growth of training facilities and techniques develop throughout Europe.

Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Training

Lower gas prices should lead to decent volume growth in 2015
June 30, 2015

Lower gas prices should lead to decent volume growth in 2015  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires increased slightly in April, which is consistent with the trends recorded in March. We are encouraged by the fact that demand trends have remained positive for two straight months following the sharp decline witnessed in February.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Tire registration and legislation
June 25, 2015

Tire registration and legislation  

Legislation should be the last resort when attempting to solve problems. Legislation is the lazy man’s way of getting things done. Legislation causes more grief in the long term than common sense does.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial, Tire registration

Strong traffic trends benefited repair departments
June 3, 2015

Strong traffic trends benefited repair departments  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires increased slightly in March. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 0.3% more tires In March on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.7% decrease in February and a 0.1% increase in January.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

During Continental’s Gold dealer trip, Warren Murray (left) of Tower Tire in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
June 3, 2015

Continental Gold standard  

Continental Tire the Americas LLC executives recognize the important role independent tire dealers play in the sale of their tires to the consumer.

Tags: Bill Caldwell, Chris Jenkins, Continental Gold Program, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, General Tire, Incentive trip, Joe Maher, Travis Roffler

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