Articles by Mike Manges

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3 Questions with Joe Flynn of Flynn's Tire & Auto Service

Dealership Develops Labor Shortage Work-Arounds

With more than 30 locations, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent tire dealerships in the western Pennsylvania/eastern Ohio area. Joe Flynn III, the company's president, discusses the challenges that come with growth in this MTD exclusive.


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Nokian Builds on Forward Momentum

New Products, Customers Are on the Way in 2022

"Momentum” might be the operative word at Nokian Tyres plc right now. Coming off a record year in which the company grew its Americas sales by nearly 40%, Nokian is expanding its product offering with the Hakkapeliitta R5 - the latest addition to its signature winter tire family - and its new Outpost line of all-terrain tires.


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Truck Tire Service is All in the RIST

Don't Skip Steps During Installation Process

Most commercial truck tire service technicians are familiar with the RIST process, which “is designed to recall the proper procedures when bolting a tire and wheel assembly onto a vehicle,” says Tim Stover, vice president of  strategic accounts for Erlanger, Ky.-based Bob Sumerel Tire Co.


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Vipal Looks For More Growth in 2022

'This is the Right Time to Invest in Efficiency For Production,' Says Rigon

Vipal Rubber Corp. grew its North American business significantly last year and anticipates an even better 2022. In this MTD exclusive, Leandro Rigon, Vipal’s director of international business, explains why.


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Legislative Issues to Watch in 2022

TIA Focuses on Estate Tax, Fuel Efficiency, Right to Repair and More

"We’re going to see a lot of legislation on both the state and federal levels” during 2022 that will impact independent tire dealers, notes Roy Littlefield IV, director of government affairs for the Tire Industry Association.


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Pirelli 'Growing Quickly' in North America, Says CEO

Marco Tronchetti Provera Shares Perspective as Pirelli Celebrates 150 Years

Pirelli & Cie SpA is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Marco Tronchetti Provera, the company’s executive vice chairman and CEO, shared his thoughts on a number of topics - including Pirelli's North American business - during a Jan. 31 press briefing.


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