McCarthy Tire Service Inc. has relocated its operations in Reading, Pa., to a larger facility less than two miles away.
Athletes and a "bald guy" helped Fountain Tire Ltd. celebrate the opening of its new corporate office in Edmonton, Alberta.
The athletes literally flipped for the headquarters. Members of the local Crossfit Lazarus Gym put on an unforgettable show of Edmonton grit in three grueling 40-meter earthmover tire “flipping” races.
On hand to provide a light-hearted colour commentary was actor/comedian Thom Sharp, who is well known to Canadians as Fountain Tire’s “bald guy” spokesperson.
Following the races, the company presented a check for $10,000 to the Edmonton branch of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). The donation is part of the company’s long-standing commitment to giving back to communities.
“The tremendous effort by these outstanding athletes symbolizes the high-level skills and determination to excel that Edmontonians bring to work every day,” said Brent Hesje, Fountain Tire’s CEO, during the celebration on June 19. “Our decision to invest in Fountain Tire Place reflects Edmonton’s stature as a world-class home for business, and we are committed to basing our corporate office here for the long haul.”
The company credits the city’s business-friendly climate and robust post-secondary education infrastructure with playing an integral role in the company’s success, particularly in attracting and retaining high-quality employees.
The new offices at Fountain Tire Place employ 131 Edmontonians. The facility’s mission is to provide the company’s network of 155 tire and automotive service stores with a complete business program, so managers can focus exclusively on serving their customers.
Fountain Tire is unique among tire and automotive service providers in that the majority of its store managers own 50% of their respective stores. This shared ownership model reflects the company’s long-standing belief that the motivational power of shared ownership creates the best environment for exceptional customer service.
Established in 1956, Fountain Tire's 155 locations span Western Canada and Ontario. For more information, visit www.fountaintire.com.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s net sales were flat while net income was nearly 10% lower in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the year-ago period.
Due to lack of support, the organizers of the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) are rethinking the exposition format of the show. As a result, plans to hold the expo in Nashville, as previously announced, have been put on hold.
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has hired Jeff Bootz as vice president of sales. Bootz comes to Nitto Tire from its sister company, Toyo Tire U.S.A., and he begins his new role with Nitto on May 1, 2017.
Rising raw material costs significantly affected Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s financial results for the worse in the first quarter of 2017.
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is adding F-load range tires to the brand’s Open Country line of light truck products to meet the needs of late model truck owners and dealers.
What does it take to be Modern Tire Dealer's Tire Dealer of the Year? Business success, marketing know-how and industry expertise are the foundation. Community involvement and management skills are important, too. And our 2017 award brings something special to the recognition.
Each month we ask members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) a question or questions on a current hot topic. Recently we asked, "Do you sell tires to consumers online via your website?"
Meineke Car Care Centers LLC honored its top owners and operators during its annual convention, including the group's first three-time winner of the Franchisee of the Year award.
TBC Brands LLC has introduced the first studdable winter tire for the Sumitomo brand. The Sumitomo Ice Edge is certified for severe snow performance and will be available in 57 passenger, CUV and SUV sizes for the 2017 season.
Net sales for Michelin Groupe were up 9.9% in the first quarter of 2017, led by early buying of tires ahead of the company’s price increase which went into effect April 1.
Big O Tires LLC franchisees celebrated growth in all business metrics at their annual convention April 4-5, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.
The nation’s largest network of independent tire dealers increased overall passenger and light truck tire unit sales in 2016 by 7.8% and same-store sales by 5.5%. With a net gain of 44 new Tire Pros stores last year, Ron Sinclair reminded dealers, “We have power!”
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on 2007 to 2016 GM/Cadillac Escalade Series system uses the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR), body control module (BCM), four radio frequency (RF) transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the sensor learn mode functions.
The new BFGoodrich Winter T/A KSI from Michelin North America Inc. is designed for passenger and crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) in the Canadian market.