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October 20, 2014

Half of dealers expect tire sales to improve

Half of dealers expect tire sales to improve in the next six months, according to industry analyst Nick Mitchell, senior vice president research for Northcoast Research in Cleveland, Ohio, and author of Modern Tire Dealer’s Your Marketplace column.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Yogesh Mahansaria, CEO of Alliance Tire Group, has been named NextGen Entrepreneur of the Year by
October 20, 2014

Alliance Tire CEO receives Forbes India honor

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. announced that its group CEO, Yogesh Mahansaria, has been named NextGen Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2014 Forbes India Leadership Awards (FILA).

Tags: Alliance Tire Group, Forbes India, Yogesh Mahansaria

October 20, 2014

TRIB’s membership meeting is Nov. 3

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) will hold its annual membership meeting on Nov. 3 during the Global Tire Expo-Powered by TIA as part of the 2014 Specialty equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 Global Tire Expo, David Stevens, TRIB annual meeting

A redesign of the Forward Lift brand s 14,000-pound capacity CR14 four-post lift increased rise
October 20, 2014

Forward Lift upgrades CR14 four-post lift

Vehicle Service Group LLC has made several upgrades to the Forward Lift brand’s 14,000-pound capacity CR14 four-post lift to improve operator ergonomics and lift durability.

Tags: Forward Lift, four-post lift, Vehicle Service Group

Jack Williams Tire partnered with Luzerne County Community College to create a tech training
October 20, 2014

Jack Williams Tire pilots training at local college

Jack Williams Tire Co. is piloting a training program for general service technicians with Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) in Nanticoke, Pa. Graduates receive Tire Industry Association (TIA) certification upon completion of the program.

Tags: automotive training programs, Jack Williams Tire Co.

Eight charities will benefit from Michelin North America s 25th annual charity golf tournament.
October 20, 2014

8 charities to benefit from Michelin golf event

Michelin North America Inc. reports it raised a record $536,000 from its annual charity golf tournament. The event, which is held in Greenville, S.C., each October, is supported by Michelin’s suppliers and business partners throughout the world.

Tags: Charity, Charity golf event, Michelin North America Inc.

Doug Young, former Myers exec in Canada, dies
October 20, 2014

Doug Young, former Myers exec in Canada, dies

Doug Young, the Canadian president of Myers Tire Supply Canada Ltd. for more than 40 years, died Oct. 17, 2014, after a short illness. He was 82.

Tags: Obituary

New features of the 2014 AAPEX mobile app include a walking map and booth visited function.
October 20, 2014

Free app helps users navigate 2014 AAPEX

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) says the show’s free 2014 mobile app includes new content and features to help users navigate the display floor. AAPEX is scheduled for Nov. 4-6 in Las Vegas with AAPEXedu sessions starting Nov. 3.

Tags: 2014 AAPEX, AAPEX mobile app, ZF Services LLC

October 16, 2014

Sullivan Tire opens 66th New England store

Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. has opened its 66th outlet in Saugus, Mass. The company will hold a grand opening for its newest New England location on Oct. 25, 2014.

Tags: new stores, Paul Sullivan, Sullivan Tire Co. Inc.

October 16, 2014

ITDG’s captive insurance firm has record results

The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC’s (ITDG) captive insurance company reports a record second quarter.

Tags: Bob Slagle, Captive insurance, Independent Tire Dealers Group

October 16, 2014

Monro will report 2Q earnings on Oct. 23

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. will release fiscal 2015 second quarter earnings on Oct 23, 2014. The company will host a conference call and audio webcast on at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Tags: Monro Muffler Brake financials

October 16, 2014

What does tire pricing have to do with a football?

A football provides a helpful way to look at three basic tire pricing segments, according to Modern Tire Dealer columnist Wayne Williams.

Tags: Tire pricing, Wayne Williams

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