Articles by Joy Kopcha

Pandemic Paves the Way for Secondary Financing

Pandemic Paves the Way for Secondary Financing

Thousands of tire dealers across North America have turned to no-credit finance providers as a way to reach more customers and capture additional sales at the front counter. And now, with the economy in a constant state of uncertainty thanks to COVID-19, dealers say this service is even more critical.
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7 Things to Know About the 2020 Tire Market

Tire demand around the world was “severely depressed” during the first six months of 2020 - that’s how the Michelin Group put it. And as the industry tries to turn things around in the second half of the year, I thought it would be good to review Michelin’s current take on things.
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SEMA Seeks Input on Status of 2020 SEMA Show

SEMA Seeks Input on Status of 2020 SEMA Show

The Specialty Equipment Market Association continues to plan for an in-person 2020 SEMA Show, but organizers also are watching a spike in coronavirus cases in Las Vegas and working on a virtual element to meet the demand of international attendees who may face travel restrictions.
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3 Areas to Watch for a Commercial Rebound

3 Areas to Watch for a Commercial Rebound

From trucking to manufacturing to construction, Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. (SRNA) gathered data to paint a picture of the overall commercial sector as a way to calculate how it will affect the tire world. Here are takeaways from three key segments of the industry.
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