Joy Kopcha

Joy Kopcha

Managing Editor

After more than a dozen years working as a newspaper reporter in Kansas, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, Joy Kopcha joined Modern Tire Dealer as senior editor in 2014. She has covered murder trials, a prison riot and more city council, county commission, and school board meetings than she cares to remember.

ARTICLES

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Tips for Mastering Mounting and Balancing

Equipment, Accessories & Patience All Play a Part in Avoiding Common Mistakes

Mounting and balancing tires correctly is the heart and soul of what tire dealers and other tire retailers do. And that means it’s absolutely critical the job is done with precision and delicacy.


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Retreaders Held Back by Supply Issues

Despite Squeeze, They Find Ways to Grow

The world of retreading looks a lot like the rest of the U.S. tire industry. Customer demand is strong, but the supply side of the equation has been problematic. One issue is tread rubber. As one retreader puts it, his business is focusing “on maintaining customers, while our rubber supplier hurts us with terrible fill rates.”


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TireSouth Eyes Expansion in Atlanta

Twelve years ago, when Michael and Jessica Spencer opened TireSouth Inc. in the midst of the Great Recession, plenty of people warned them they were crazy. Today that first store in McDonough, Ga. is thriving and the Spencers are preparing to open their sixth location in the Atlanta, Ga., market.


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