Hunter Engineering Co.’s new online self-study program is designed to enhance training in alignment fundamentals, performance tire service and road force balancing techniques.
Pneus Unimax Ltd., the company that's working to spread the Point S banner in Canada, has hired Jeff Bullock as its business development manager for the English-speaking portions of the country.
"He also will be in charge of developing business relations with a view to expanding Unimax Tire's activities into the rest of Canada," the company says.
Bullock comes to Unimax with more than 25 years of experience working for tire manufacturers, including as national sales director for Nexen Tire Canada Inc. and director of sales and operations for Hankook Tire Canada Corp.
"We believe that the experience and expertise that Jeff has acquired over the years will be a great asset to Unimax as it pursues its growth objectives," says Bruno Leclair, president of Unimax.
Bullock will work from an office in the Greater Toronto area, and will begin May 23, 2017. Reach him by calling (647) 464-0427.
For more information, visit www.pneusunimax.com.
Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. has upgraded its website with responsive web design technology to make it compatible with all devices, including mobile.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. suffered decreases in net income, net sales, operating income and tire unit volume in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016.
Yokohama Tire Corp.’s new Geolandar M/T G003 features aggressive sidewall styling, Geo-Shield technology and a special triple-polymer compound.
Artificial intelligence, or AI, has made its way into the automotive aftermarket. Snap Finance LLC is using it to improve credit approval and increase retail tire and service sales.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has added two load range E (LRE) sizes for 18- and 20-inch wheels to the Terra Trac AT II all-terrain light truck tire.
Point S Canada has named Daniel Labonté vice president retail, a newly created position. His appointment is effective July 31, 2017.
Consumer demand for replacement passenger and light truck tires improved in June compared to June 2016. It was the second consecutive month volumes improved on a year-over-year basis.
Both net sales and tire volume were up for the first half of Groupe Michelin's 2017 fiscal year ended June 30. However, consumer and truck tire margins were down.
Sentury Tire Americas has introduced the Landsail 4-Seasons all-weather passenger car radial tire.
Big O Tires LLC is sponsoring an in-store promotion supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for all childhood cancer, throughout August 2017.
Nexen Tire Co. Ltd. is sponsoring the 2017 International Champions Cup (ICC) presented by Heineken in the U.S.
“It’s nice to be wanted, but it’s even nicer to be needed.” In a nutshell, that’s Monro Muffler Brake Inc.’s philosophy when it comes to online tire sales.
James "Jim" Stocking Sr., the second-generation owner of Park Tire Co. in Lincoln Park, Mich., died Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was 93.
The fact that overall sales at Monro Muffler Brake Inc. increased in the first quarter of fiscal 2018 is hardly news. The company's aggressive approach to acquisitions helps it continually add to the sales column. But in the latest quarter, Monro's existing, comparable stores helped the bottom line, too. And that's news.