Family members, politicians and business leaders helped Bill Ziegler, center, president of Ziegler Tire, cut the ribbon on the company's new North Canton, Ohio, location.

Ziegler Tire holds ribbon cutting ceremony

Ziegler Tire & Supply Co. based in Massillon, Ohio, held a grand opening for its newest outlet with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local politicians, business leaders, supplier representatives and new and long-time customers. The store was built in North Canton, Ohio, and replaces an older Ziegler Tire outlet that was in the same vicinity.


Sullivan Tire takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. announced that on Aug. 18, 2014, the Bridgewater, Mass. Sullivan Tire location welcomed employees from Signature Healthcare Medical Group in and the Bridgewater Fire Department to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funding and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.


Discount Tire expands in two states

Discount Tire has opened stores in Lexington, S.C., and Clarksville, Tenn. The company now operates nine stores in South Carolina and 16 stores in Tennessee.

Rent-A-Wheel/Rent-A-Tire Inc. is focusing on building business at newly acquired company stores, such as the Las Cruces, N.M., outlet, while launching a franchise model nationally this month.

MTD 100: ‘Internet pricing leveled the playing field’

The maxim “business as usual” has become “business unusual” for the dealers on this year’s MTD 100. They emerged from a global recession to find an increasing threat to their margins: tire pricing on the Web. Their willingness to adapt to change has given them the competitive edge to grow their businesses.


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Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.
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