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Whether you’re directing your dealership’s business from the back office or you’re working the sales counter, this section has the information to enhance your company’s image with the consumer, help your operational efficiency and make you more profitable.


March 3, 2015

Bauer Built gives $150,000 in anniversary prizes

Bauer Built Inc. is celebrating its 70th anniversary by awarding its employees with prizes. About a year ago, the company's President Tad Bauer announced the anniversary sweepstakes programs as part of the company's anniversary celebration.

Tags: Anniversary, Employee prizes, Tad Bauer

The BHO3 (pictured) is one of two concept tires Goodyear revealed during the Geneva
March 3, 2015

A Goodyear tire that recharges electric cars?

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

March 3, 2015

Nexen to give $10,000 in college hoops contest

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

TIA President Freda Pratt-Boyer is pictured with 2014 Hall of Fame inductees Harold Coker, Cheryl
March 3, 2015

TIA seeks nominations for Hall of Fame

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Tire Industry Hall of Fame.

Tags: Awards, Roy Littlefield, TIA Hall of Fame

February 27, 2015

Associations create 10 scholarships for interns

The Auto Care Association, in partnership with its Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) segment, has created a new Auto Care Internship Scholarship fund to provide financial support for students pursuing internships across the country to gain valuable, real-world education in a variety of auto care industry careers.

Tags: Auto Care Association, Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association, Internship, Kathleen Schmatz, Scholarships

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Tire Pros President Dan Brown outlined plans for the franchise at the national dealer meeting.
February 13, 2015

Tire Pros aims for 700 stores in 2015  

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

Dealers’ tire volumes were pressured due to warm weather and lack of snowfall
February 12, 2015

Dealers’ tire volumes were pressured due to warm weather and lack of snowfall  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained encouraging in December. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 0.7% more tires in December on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.9% increase in November and a 0.8% increase in October.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Northcoast Research Holdings, Tire volumes, Your marketplace

MTD’s 2002 Tire Dealer of the Year, Tom Raben, says his company’s new equity partner
February 12, 2015

Investor partners with the Raben family to grow Raben Tire  

Thirteen years after Tom Raben was named Modern Tire Dealer’s Tire Dealer of the Year, the Raben family has sold an equity interest in Raben Tire Co. Inc. The buyer is a fund affiliated with Palladium Equity Partners LLC of New York City, a middle market private equity firm with a specialized focus on family-owned businesses.

Tags: Ann Neal, Palladium Equity Partners LLC, Raben Tire, Raben Tire Co. Inc., Tom Raben

Proper tire inflation
February 12, 2015

Proper tire inflation  

Do you remember the classic 1960’s television show “Hogan’s Heroes”? I call it a classic because it was a successful situation comedy about a German P.O.W. camp during World War II. That idea would never make if off the drawing board in today’s politically correct society.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial, Inflate-gate, RMA, Rubber Manufacturers Association, TIA, Tire Industry Association, Tire inflation

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