Owner Eric Gill spent $11,000 on new signage inside and outside his Brown's Parkrose Point S store in Portland, Ore.
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Photos: 2016 Tire Factory Dealer Meeting

Tire Factory dealers gathered for their annual meeting Feb. 18-20, 2016, in Portland, Ore. It was the first look for many dealers at the new branding and designs of Point S, an international group of independent tire dealers that Tire Factory joined in May 2015.

Tire Factory dealers are in the midst of rebranding their stores to the blue and green Point S logos. The cooperative is offering up to $25,000 to rebrand each store.
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Tire Factory Members 'Get to the Point' at Dealer Meeting

Nine months after Tire Factory Inc.’s former CEO announced its members would join Point S and rebrand their stores, Tire Factory dealers gathered for their annual meeting in Portland, Ore. It was the first comprehensive gathering of members since the May 2015 announcement.

There are more than 151 Point S dealer locations in Canada,
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'No Stress With Point S' Campaign Earns Kudos

At the closing gala of the Congress of Point S France, before more than 500 merchants and suppliers, Point S Canada was awarded an honorary prize for the most impressive banner launching campaign, as well as the most impressive network transformation.

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Point S Expands in Sweden

Point S Development has joined forces with Däckteam, an independent company of more than 120 retail tire locations in Sweden. Point S says the new partnership makes it the largest network of independent tire dealers in the country.

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Point S Begins its Advertising Push in Canada

The more than 125 Canadian tire dealers who previously operated under the Unipneu name and joined Point S Development this spring are launching their first advertising campaign with the new Point S branding.

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Tire Factory: different name, same ideals

As part of CEO John Kreidel’s May 28, 2015, announcement that Tire Factory Inc. was partnering with Point S Development, he and the Tire Factory board members sent out a Q&A to the group’s member dealers.

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Why Point S and ITDG parted ways

With the news last week that the Tire Factory Inc. and Unimax Tire Ltd. will join the Point S network comes this question: "What happened to the Point S Development and Independent Tire Dealer Group (ITDG) agreement signed in 2011?"

Manny Geno considers Tire Pros, and all the tools they offer him, his dealership’s secret weapon. “It’s up to me, the dealer, to implement them. I’m not going to be able to use all of them, but it certainly has been a big plus for us.”
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For the dealer, by the dealer

When Manny Geno took over the family tire business in 2006, he wanted to transform it from a grease monkey, good ol’ boy shop to a destination for customers who need tire and automotive work in the small town of Booneville, Miss.

"I look forward to partnering with our members and our sales team to grow the business," says Tire Factory's Clint Young.
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Tire Factory hires Young as director of sales

Clint Young has joined the Tire Factory Inc. management team as director of sales. He spent his first week in the tire business in a Tire Factory store earning his Tire Industry Association Automotive Tire Service certification.

Tire Factory dealers saw a model of the new branding initiative at their annual meeting. “We have consistency in our merchandising and signing but still give the individual dealer the latitude to do what’s right for his shop,” says Keith  Morris, director of merchandising.
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Tire Factory becomes a cooperative

Tire Factory LLC capped its final year as a partnership with 28 more stores, about 8% more in revenues, and approximately a 5% increase in units of tires shipped. The dealer program group is beginning 2014 as a cooperative. The change in structure, which was passed by 97% of members, became effective Jan. 1.

Tire Factory dealers saw a model of the new branding initiative at the annual meeting. “We have consistency in our merchandising and signing but still give the individual dealer the latitude to do what’s right for their shop,” says Keith Morris, director of merchandising (pictured).
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Tire Factory becomes a cooperative

Tire Factory LLC capped its final year as a partnership with 28 more stores, about 8% more in revenues, and approximately a 5% increase in units of tires shipped. The dealer program group is beginning 2014 as a cooperative. The change in structure, which was passed by 97% of members, became effective Jan. 1.

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