The last time tariffs on Chinese consumer tire imports from China were in place, few domestic tire manufacturers made their feelings known on the subject.
Tags: B.O.B., Chinese tire imports, Tire tariffs
Tags: B.O.B., Chinese tire imports, DOC, ITC, Tire tariffs
The hottest topic in our industry centers on tire tariffs. Tire manufacturers are anxious to know what the final tariffs will be, and if they will be retroactive in any way.
Tags: B.O.B., Chinese tire imports, Cooper financials, DOC, Tire tariffs
Tags: B.O.B., Goodyear financials, Sumitomo financials
When Sam Gibara-led Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. entered into an alliance with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. in 1999, it was considered by all accounts a bold move. Not everyone, however, was optimistic that the union would work out for both parties.
Tags: B.O.B., Bob Keegan, Market share, Sam Gibara
Tags: B.O.B., Tier 3, Truck tires
Does anyone want to go back to the late 1980s, when Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and whoever actually sang those Milli Vanilli songs ruled the airwaves? There were a lot of U.S.-based tire manufacturers who ended up being purchased at the time, and slightly afterward.
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The death of Paul Zurcher last week leaves a hole in our industry. He was part of it for so long -- more than 60 years -- that it's hard to believe he is gone.
Tags: B.O.B., Best-One Tire & Service, Obituary, Paul Zurcher
Tags: B.O.B., Plant capacity, Tire test track
When Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced almost a year ago that it was going to build a consumer tire plant, it did not specify where. Chairman and CEO Rich Kramer would only say it would be built in "the Americas."
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What happened at the North American Tire & Retread Expo? Organizer Gus Lima called it a buying and selling show, and exhibitors were wheeling and dealing. They were also talking a lot about truck tire pricing.
Tags: B.O.B., Gus Lima, Helio Castroneves, IRL, North American Tire & Retread Expo
Tags: Associated Press, B.O.B., Legislation, Truck tires
Sometimes you don’t need a crystal ball. You just need good eyes to see what’s happening around you.
Tags: B.O.B., Labor Unions, Tire manufacturers, United Steelworkers, Wages
Tags: B.O.B., Bill Williams, Jack Williams Tire, Jason Williams, Scott Williams, Tracey Williams
American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. posted a net loss of $94.6 million on net sales of $5 billion for its fiscal year ended Jan. 3, 2015. That compares to a net loss of more than $6.3 million on sales of $3.8 billion for fiscal 2013.
Tags: ATD financials, ATDOnline, B.O.B., Tire Pros, TireBuyer.com
Tags: B.O.B., Continental ExtremeContact, UHP Tires
Charley Gowland is a longtime independent tire dealer. He has built a mini-empire in Louisiana with his 14-store Chabill's Tire Service LLC retail and commercial chain.
Tags: B.O.B., Chabill's Tire, Charley Gowland, Dealer meeting, Online tire sales
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