Six months after the first DieHard Auto Center opened in Texas, Sears Holding Corp. has opened two more DieHard stores in the Detroit area.
Congressman J. Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, will be a special guest at this year’s Tire Industry Association (TIA) Honors Awards Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Speaker Hastert, an auto enthusiast, will be giving the keynote address about pending legislative issues such as the effort to repeal the estate tax, the transportation infrastructure bill, and the need for small businesses to become actively involved in the legislative process.
“As the longest serving Republican Speaker in history, we are truly honored to have Congressman Hastert with us for this event especially since it takes place the night before the election,” says TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield.
During his 20 years in the House, Speaker Hastert focused his efforts on lowering taxes, improving education, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, and fortifying national defense efforts. He championed legislation to balance the federal budget, cut taxes and government waste, and clean up the environment. He also passed legislation to reduce government regulations in areas such as trucking and telecommunications in order to increase competition and consumer choice. His efforts also included energy development, telecommunications reform, and health care reform, which resulted in the development and implementation of Health Savings Accounts.
During his tenure as Speaker of the House, Speaker Hastert was instrumental in passing post-September 11th antiterrorism legislation and historical legislation to create a Department of Homeland Security — the most significant restructuring of federal government in the past 50 years, reports TIA.
Since retiring in November 2007, Speaker Hastert has worked on various projects in the areas of education, transportation and energy. He served as a member of the board of Advance Illinois, is on the board of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and is a Senior Advisor at Dickstein Shapiro LLP.
The Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, prior to the Global Tire Expo. Complimentary tickets to attend the Tire Industry Honors are available at http://www.tireindustry.org/global-tire-expo.
For more information, see www.tireindustry.org or call (800) 876-8372.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Christopher Helsel vice president and chief technology officer.
Monro Muffler Brake Inc. is changing its name.
Hunter Engineering Co. has released two videos that explain the purpose and function of driver assist systems and the importance of proper mechanical and safety system alignment.
RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR) has been ranked No. 4553 on the 36th annual Inc. 5000. It is the third time Inc. magazine has ranked the tire and custom wheel franchise among the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
Remember email? Sometimes in the communication that is texting, tweeting or ‘Snapchatting,’ email is taken for granted. Facebook is great for sharing your thoughts and feelings to everyone you have friended, but email is more targeted, especially when used for business. You might say it is even more personal than Facebook because it is designed for interaction between two people or among a small group of people.
“Cool it with the direct mail.” That was the advice given by Tom Eisenberg to Bob Mirman, his mentor at West Coast Tire and Service Inc. in Los Angeles.
There are off-road warriors who never let their vehicles or mud-terrain tires touch pavement. There are others who like to occasionally play in the dirt, but need their fun vehicles to do double duty to go to work or school. And increasingly, there are drivers with lifted trucks and mean-looking tires who chase the aesthetic more than the lifestyle their vehicle portrays.
Tireco Inc.’s new Milestar Grantland AP light truck tire is available in 25 sizes.
CRP Automotive has developed three service kits designed to simplify transmission fluid service on Audi, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles.
Here’s the first hint that the newest tire store Ron Baxter and Ross Baxter are opening in Idaho Falls, Idaho, isn’t a typical retail store: the size. It’s 37,000 square feet.
Forward Lift’s new DP15 two-post lift services cars, trucks, vans and small buses weighing up to 15,000 pounds.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. cites an 18% reduction in energy usage in the production of tires as evidence of progress in its sustainability initiatives.
Colleen Horn Doyle, legal counsel for McCarthy Tire Service Inc., has been named to the “2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers, a national rating service of outstanding lawyers.
The new General Grabber APT from Continental Tire the Americas LLC is an all-purpose-terrain tire designed for on-road, off-road and snow performance.