Bolt On Technology LLC holds the No. 1079 spot on the 36th annual Inc. 5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Wegmann automotive USA Inc. announced that Perfect Equipment, the oldest wheel balance weight brand in North America, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014. To mark the milestone, the company says it will support the Special Kids charity of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Founded on Aug. 31, 1939, in Kokomo, Ind., by the late William Smissen, Perfect Equipment soon became the industry leader for wheel balance weight technology, notes Wegmann, and by the mid-fifties Perfect Equipment was the largest wheel weight brand in America and has maintained that title ever since.
Perfect Equipment currently supplies many of the OEM industries top names like Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz and Volkwagen, as well as many of the aftermarket’s top retail tire centers.
In the early 1960s Perfect Equipment moved all of its North American operations to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where it is still headquartered today. The state-of-the-art Murfreesboro manufacturing facility runs 24/7, employs more than 300 hundred workers and manufactures millions of wheel weights a day.
With distribution facilities in Tennessee, Nevada and Canada, the Perfect Equipment brand is able to reach its customers quickly and easily with products all over the continent.
In 2005 Wegmann automotive acquired the Perfect Equipment brand and began expanding its reach all over the world. Today the Perfect Equipment brand is available in more than 35 countries and currently features more global market share than any single brand in the category.
Six months after the first DieHard Auto Center opened in Texas, Sears Holding Corp. has opened two more DieHard stores in the Detroit area.
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.