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USTMA Releases First-Ever Sustainability Report

For the first time, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is presenting its membership's collective progress and shared vision for a sustainable U.S. tire manufacturing industry in a sustainability report.

Goodyear Chairman, CEO and President Rich Kramer said inflection points are affecting multiple aspects of the tire industry-- and are harbingers of massive changes that are coming soon. (Photo courtesy of Goodyear)
 
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Goodyear's Rich Kramer Warns of Changing Attitudes

Goodyear CEO and Chairman Rich Kramer had a blunt warning for attendees of the company’s North American Customer Conference in Grapevine, Texas. What he called “inflection points” will massively disrupt Goodyear and the tire industry at large, including the customers, markets, and industries they serve, and they are already disrupting the status quo.

Cheryl Gossard, left, greets K&M Tire customers as they enter the trade show during the tire distributor's 2019 dealer meeting in Dallas.
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K&M Tire Thrives in a Year of Disruption for Tire Distribution

With 730 employees working from 28 warehouses to provide tires to customers in 27 states, K&M Tire Inc. recorded a fifth straight year of double-digit growth in 2018. And with more tire brands available, more tires in inventory, and more people on its payroll, K&M expects that growth to continue into its 50th year in business.  

John Healy (on right) met with Saul Ludwig at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas last November. Ludwig wrote MTD’s Your Marketplace column for almost 40 years before retiring in 2012.
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2018 Was a Year of Change, 2019 Will Be a Year of the Impact

What transpired in the tire industry in 2018 and what will happen in 2019? John Healy, a managing director and research analyst with Northcoast Research Holdings LLC based in Cleveland, Ohio, and author of MTD’s monthly column Your Marketplace, took on our questions and offered his thoughts and predictions.

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Michelin’s Senard Is Renault’s New CEO

Groupe Michelin's CEO Jean-Dominque Senard is the new chairman of Renault Group. Renault’s board of directors tapped Senard for the role following the resignation of Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.

Since 1996 Titan has hosted a tire auction at the Farm Progress Show, with the proceeds benefiting the FFA.
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Titan Tire Auctions Raise $91,481 for FFA

Titan International Inc. raised $91,481 in 2018 for several Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters from special event tire auctions. The company has hosted the auctions for more than 20 years.  

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