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Harvey Firestone built the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. s original tech center in Akron in 1911.
April 23, 2012

Bridgestone Americas Technical Center

On April 11, 2012, Bridgestone Americas Inc. held a grand opening for its Americas Technical Center in Akron, Ohio. The ceremony, which included tours of the new facility, was attended by Ohio politicians and tiire dealers alike, including John Ziegler Jr., vice president of Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. in Massillon, and Mike McIntyre, co-owner of Parrish-McIntyre Tire Co. in Akron. Here are some photos from the event.

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Joe Fennelly is strategic account manager for Max Finkelstein Inc. in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
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2012 Goodyear dealer meeting in Orlando

Goodyear's "guest list" for its annual dealer conference was a who's who of industry leaders. Retailers, wholesale distributors, commercial dealers, mass merchandisers (yes, Sears Holdings Corp. was in Orlando, Fla., for the meeting) and others were on hand to hear what Goodyear had to say about 2012. To find out just who was there, check out our photos!

Tags: American Tire Distributors, Black's Tire, dealer meeting, Fountain Tire, Greg Hathcock, Mountain View Tire, Nick Mitsos, Retreading, Rich Kramer, Ron Sinclair, Steve McClellan, Tire Dealer of the Year, Trade Show, truck tires

The Tire Industry Association, or TIA, had a prominent booth on the Global Tire Expo trade show
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More on the floor: the 2011 SEMA Show in pictures!

For those of you who didn't attend the 2011 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas, Nev., in November, don't worry. Modern Tire Dealer was there.

In our December issue, we walk you through the show. Not literally, of course, but visually, thanks to the design of Art Director Neal Weingart.

Our magzine's six-page SEMA Show section is filled with pictures. Still, editors Bob Ulrich and Bob Bissler took more pictures than they were able to use.

Here, then, are more photos from the Global Tire Expo-Powered by TIA trade show floor, which was filled by 239 exhibitors.

Tags: 2011 SEMA Show, Ag tires, American Tire Distributors, Custom wheels, Fountain Tire, Global Tire Expo, John Gamauf, Nitrogen, Race Tires, Susan Kruder, Tire service equipment, Touring tires, truck tires, Wheel weights

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More photos from the Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show!

Check out these exciting photos from this month's Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show, taken by MTD's own Karen Runion!

Tags: SEMA Show 2010

Left to right: Phil Pacsi, vice president of consumer tire marketing for Bridgestone Americas Tire
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Face-to-face time with SEMA Show attendees and exhibitors

On Day Three of the 2010 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show, there was still plenty to talk about -- and smile about.

Global Tire Expo exhibitors were located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, so that's where Modern Tire Dealer camped out. Here's a look at the people at work, or, in the case of Senior Editor Mike Manges, a two-dimensional replica.

Tags: Discount Tire Co., Global Tire Expo, SEMA Show 2010

Awesome activity @ AAPEX 2010
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Awesome activity @ AAPEX 2010

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) trade show floor also was busy during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. New products were a given. So were some pretty spectacular booths.

 

Tags: AAPEX 2010

People were lined up at the Hankook booth.
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Ready to go: Trading on the trade show floor

You wouldn't have believed it if you saw the trade show floor on Monday. But by Tuesday, Nov. 1, the exhibitors at the 2010 SEMA Show and Global Tire Expo were ready to go, and the shows opened without a hitch.

Here's a look at Day One of the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show and Global Tire Expo -- Powered by TIA.

Tags: Global Tire Expo, SEMA Show 2010

Maxxis promoted its booth at the airport.
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Signs of the times at the SEMA Show

Before the 2010 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show opened on Nov. 2, there were "signs" that the show was already underway.

There were signs outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. There was signage displayed on the Global Tire Expo trade show floor as the booths were being put together. There were even signs trumpeting the show at the airport.

Here is a first-day review of some of the signs in the Modern Tire Dealer Photo Gallery -- perhaps a sign of a successufl show?

Tags: SEMA Show 2010, Tire Industry Association, Trade Show

SEMA Show 2009: A quick look back
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SEMA Show 2009: A quick look back

As we prepare for the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, we thought a look back at what happened last year would be in order.

Tags: SEMA Show 2010

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