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June 25, 2015

There is only one recourse left for Chinese tire importers

Duties on consumer tires imported from China are not a done deal. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) still has to determine if they ultimately will be implemented.

Tags: B.O.B., Chinese tire imports, DOC, ITC, Tire tariffs

June 11, 2015

Goodyear/Sumitomo divorce: the rest of the story

If you think everything that can be said about the dissolution of the alliance between Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been said, think again.

Tags: B.O.B., Goodyear financials, Sumitomo financials

May 28, 2015

Michelin has big plans for Uniroyal

Michelin North America Inc. has big plans for its Uniroyal brand. Somewhere, Uni, Roy and Al are raising their glasses in celebration!

Tags: B.O.B., Tier 3, Truck tires

May 14, 2015

Goodyear takes a tumble

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. may be one of the most iconic tire companies in the world, but its brand took a beating on the latest list of “Top 500 U.S. brands” curated by Brand Finance plc.

Tags: B.O.B., Blog, Branding


May 4, 2015

Nexen is targeting the U.S. market

Nexen Tire Corp. is in a growth mode. It is aggressively promoting its brand in the U.S. market, and is counting on an increase in unit sales of nearly 50% this year.

Tags: B.O.B., Plant capacity, Tire test track

April 23, 2015

Costco vs. Walmart: And the winner is...

Costco has received a lot of lovin' of late. The second largest tire-selling warehouse club comes out on top when compared to Sam's Club, which sells tires at 178 more stores than Costco does.

Tags: B.O.B., Warehouse clubs

April 9, 2015

Riddle me this: Why are legislators ignoring tires?

Congressmen don't seem to know a lot about tires. At least the Associated Press and the editor of Modern Tire Dealer think so.

Tags: Associated Press, B.O.B., Legislation, Truck tires

March 26, 2015

Why Jack Williams Tire is soooo successful

The headline of Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich's latest blog sounds like he visited a law firm: "Talking business with Williams, Williams, Williams and Williams."

Tags: B.O.B., Bill Williams, Jack Williams Tire, Jason Williams, Scott Williams, Tracey Williams

March 12, 2015

How to define a 'great' UHP tire

Mirror mirror, on the wall, what’s the greatest tire of them all?

Tags: B.O.B., Continental ExtremeContact, UHP Tires

February 26, 2015

Tire aging: Manufacturers are greedy, says writer

Here we go again, another yahoo talking about tire aging. But this "yahoo" is Ray Magliozzi, who writes the answers to the syndicated column "Dear Car Talk."

Tags: B.O.B., 'Car Talk', Tire aging

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