What independent tire stores made the 2015 MTD 100 for the first time ever? Find out in the July 2015 edition of Modern Tire Dealer, available soon in print and online.
Tire Guys Inc., which does business as Tire-Rama, recently purchased Lewiston Tire Factory in Lewiston, Mont.
Robert Gross, executive chairman of Monro Muffler Brake Inc., will speak at the 17th annual ICR XChange Conference on Jan. 13, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.
Dunn Tire LLC has opened a newly constructed store in Buffalo, N.Y. The new store replaces an existing outlet in the city.
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 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 has opened stores in Lexington, S.C., and Clarksville, Tenn. The company now operates nine stores in South Carolina and 16 stores in Tennessee.
Plaza Tire Service announced that construction of its new location in Kennett, Mo., is complete and the store is open for business at its original site, 420 Independence Ave.
Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. announced that in September 2014, the Massachusetts city of Saugus will be home to the 66th New England Sullivan Tire & Auto Service center, located on Route 1.
The Modern Tire Dealer Top 100 list.
Same city, better location. Belle Tire Distributors Inc. has successfully moved its Austins Parkway store to 4545 Miller Road in Flint, Mich.
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.
Dunn Tire LLC has named David Simons executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will report directly to Chairman and President Randy Clark.
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.