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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.


September 2, 2015

Double Coin to increase TBR production by 2018

Double Coin Holdings Ltd. plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million TBR tires a year.

Tags: China, China Manufacturers Alliance LLC, Fan Xue Feng, Shanghai, TBR Tires

September 2, 2015

Tire Consultants Group adds investment banking to its list of services

Tire Consultants Group LLC has entered into a strategic partnership with FOCUS Investment Banking LLC to offer a range of investment banking and private equity services to middle-market tire dealers and wholesalers nationwide.

September 1, 2015

SEMA scholarships total $150,000 in 2015

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $150,000 to 58 individuals in 2015. This includes 45 SEMA scholarships presented to current students and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies.

Tags: 2015 SEMA Show, SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program, SEMA Memorial Scholarship

September 1, 2015

Nominate the industry's women of the year

The Car Care Council Women's Board is looking for women who have made significant contributions to the auto care community. Nominations for the 2015 Women of the Year Awards are open through Sept. 25, 2015.

Tags: 2015 AAPEX, Awards, Car Care Council Women’s Board, Women of the Year

Double Coin makes tires in five facilities in China, including this plant in Rugao, where 2.7
August 31, 2015

Double Coin is 'considering' a U.S. factory

Double Coin Holdings Ltd. is considering an expansion of its manufacturing facilities, and for the first time the Chinese tire manufacturer is looking at the feasibility of building tires outside of China.

Tags: China, CMA Warrior Brand Tires, Double Coin Holdings Ltd., Liu Xunfeng, OTR tires, Passenger tires, Truck Tires

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Dealers are optimistic about sales increases for the next three months
July 13, 2015

Dealers are optimistic about sales increases for the next three months  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires increased in May. From a volume standpoint, the dealers reported they sold 0.3% more tires in May on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.2% increase in April and a 0.3% decrease in March. We are encouraged by the fact that demand trends remain positive after the sharp decline witnessed in February.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Tariffs: The rest of the story
July 13, 2015

Tariffs: The rest of the story  

When the tariffs on consumer tires from China are implemented, who will suffer the consequences? Will your business suffer any repercussions?

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Chinese tariffs, Tariffs, Tire tariffs

This image shows the interior design planned for the three Belle Tire stores scheduled to open in
July 13, 2015

Burning issues: Tariffs, online sales, tight margins  Cover Story

The independent dealers on this year’s Modern Tire Dealer 100 are finding ways to grow in the face of government regulation, changing consumer buying habits and economic uncertainty.

Tags: Modern Tire Dealer 100

Mike Cox, CEO and president of ITDG, introduced the panel of tire company execs. They are (from left
July 7, 2015

ITDG continues growth, expects to reach 100 shareholders this year  

The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) now has a presence in 41 states, with over 550 retail locations and 144 members and 97 shareholders participating. Calling itself the “Band of Brothers,” the ITDG has become a leading “affinity group” in the industry.

Tags: Ed Long, Greg Smith, Independent Tire Dealers Group, ITDG, Michael Cox

The Volvo Ocean Race, started in 1973, is the longest and toughest event in professional sports,
July 7, 2015

Tariffs on passenger tires make waves for Aeolus  

Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. is sponsoring a yacht in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), billed as the world’s toughest ocean race. As Mike Leverington, Aeolus general manager, United States, explained it, “No tire company has been involved in something like this. When you talk branding, you have to differentiate yourself from the pack or you are just a commodity. So by taking this on, we are differentiating our brand in sports marketing.

Tags: Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd., Lori L. Mavrigian, Volvo Ocean Race

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