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Black's Tire Service Inc.

Black’s Tire Service Rewards Customers and Employees

Nov. 20, 2023
BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors hosted a rewards trip for its wholesale customers in Riviera Maya, Mexico. And on the same trip, the company recognized nine employees who have served...

ATD Adds Steer to New Radius Platform

Nov. 15, 2023
American Tire Distributors Inc. is adding Steer customer relationship management tool to its new Radius digital hub.

TireBuyer Becomes Treadsy

Nov. 10, 2023
E-commerce platform Tirebuyer has rebranded as Treadsy, which will be a key technology solution provider for Radius, American Tire Distributors Inc.'s new digital hub.
Hank Feldman is the president of Performance Plus Tire, which is based in Long Beach, Calif.

Feldman Wins WTC Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov. 10, 2023
Hank Feldman, president of Performance Plus Tire, has received the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s Wheel & Tire Council Lifetime Achievement Award.

Turbo Wholesale Tires Refreshes Brand

Nov. 9, 2023
Irwindale, Calif.-based Turbo Wholesale Tires LLC has unveiled its new brand identity.

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The Cosmo Rockit R/T has deep tread and grooves to expel rocks and water more easily.

TGI Has Big Plans for Cosmo Brand in 2024

Nov. 6, 2023
Tire Group International LLC is introducing its Cosmo Stray Kat specialty trailer tire, a Cosmo brand EV tire and new El Jefe Van tires.

The Whitepaw Classic will be available in new 14-inch and 15-inch sizes.

Kontio WhitePaw Classic Gets New Sizes

Nov. 4, 2023
The Kontio WhitePaw Classic has doubled its size range, says Dennis Feldman, vice president of Performance Plus Tires, which distributes the line in the United States.

“We’re excited to unveil Radius and with it, usher in a new era of connectivity and simplicity to better serve our customers,” says Stuart Schuette, president and CEO of ATD.

ATD Launches Radius Digital Hub

Nov. 3, 2023
American Tire Distributors Inc. has launched Radius, a new digital hub designed to integrate tires, parts, services and solutions into one connected portal.

Turbo Wholesale Tires
“We are thrilled to be launching the Lexani Ignite associate dealer program for our loyal Lexani and RBP brand retailers,' says Phillip Kane, CEO of Turbo Wholesale Tires.

Turbo Unveils Associate Dealer Program

Nov. 3, 2023
Turbo Wholesale Tires LLC.'s new associate dealer program, Lexani Ignite, will launch in January 2024.


ATD Names New CFO

Oct. 27, 2023
Ryan Walsh is American Tire Distributors Inc.'s new chief financial officer. He will lead key finance operations and other functions.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc.
“I am humbled and excited to be a part of the great work being done by the team at the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance,” says Hebert.

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Names VP

Oct. 23, 2023
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. has named Justin Hebert vice president of category management, effective Nov. 1.


Mighty Tire Wholesale to Distribute Cosmo

Oct. 17, 2023
Mighty Tire Wholesale Inc., a division of Massillon, Ohio-based Ziegler Tire Tire & Supply Co., will distribute Cosmo brand tires.


Sullivan Tire Opens Distribution Center

Oct. 13, 2023
Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. has opened a new, 40,000-square-foot distribution center in Hampden, Maine.


MTD Flashback: Larry Nicholls Changed With the Times

Oct. 6, 2023
The late Larry Nicholls, former owner of Plains Tire and Wholesale Tire Distributors, was “willing to change with the times," according to the November 1999 issue of MTD.


ATD Wins Most Loved Workplace Honor

Sept. 28, 2023
American Tire Distributors Inc. is one of "Newsweek" magazine's Most Loved Workplaces for the second consecutive year.

Under John Kelsey's direction, Kelsey Tire was the exclusive authorized distributor of Goodyear antique and classic tires.

Kelsey Tire Founder John Kelsey Dies

Sept. 20, 2023
John Lester Kelsey, founder of antique/classic tire distributor Kelsey Tire Inc. in Camdenton, Mo., recently died. He was 79 years old.

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Black's Tire Service hosted its annual charity golf tournament on Sept. 14 and raised more than $207,000 for the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. This was the tire dealer's 20th golf event for the nonprofit.

Black's Tire Service Golf Event Supports Families

Sept. 19, 2023
Black's Tire Service Inc. is a longtime supporter of the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, and the tire dealer's biggest fundraiser for the nonprofit.

University of the Aftermarket, Northwood University
Roy Kent, executive vice president of business development, member support and strategy for Federated Auto Parts, is pictured during the Aftermarket 101 that was held this past spring in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Deadline for Aftermarket 101 Is Sept. 8

Aug. 31, 2023
The deadline to register for Aftermarket 101, a two-day overview of the motor vehicle aftermarket industry hosted by the University of the Aftermarket, Northwood University, is...

Turbo Wholesale Tires
“Retailers who buy directly from Turbo or from Turbo wholesale distributors will be eligible to participate in Ignite,' which is Turbo Wholesale Tires' new associate dealer program, said Phillip Kane, the company's CEO (left.) The program was unveiled during Turbo's recent customer meeting in Paris, France.

Turbo Unveils Dealer Program, Marketing Partnership

Aug. 29, 2023
Turbo Wholesale Tires introduced a new associate dealer program and a new marketing partnership at its recent meeting in Paris, France.

“This strategic opportunity to combine Pacific Tire Dealers and U.S. AutoForce will further enhance the products and services our customers experience in the Northwest,” says Pat Hietpas, president of U.S. AutoForce.

U.S. AutoForce to Acquire Pacific Tire Distributors

Aug. 23, 2023
U.S. AutoForce LLC, a division of U.S. Venture, has made an agreement to acquire Pacific Tire Distributors, headquartered in Portland, Ore.


Turbo Names Todd Pickens CCO

Aug. 16, 2023
Tire industry veteran Todd Pickens is Turbo Wholesale Tires' new chief commercial officer. He will report to Turbo CEO Phillip Kane.

Canada Tire
“When I started, we were spending our marketing dollars going after consumers,” says Canada Tire CEO Gabriel Granatstein. “I realized that wasn’t an effective spend. The guy or girl behind the sales counter” at tire dealerships “really controls the purchase.”

Constant Investment Helps Canada Tire Seize Opportunities

Aug. 10, 2023
“I see more opportunities for growth in our future," says Gabriel Granatstein, CEO of Canada Tire Inc.

Heavy Duty Tire
'We're committed to providing new and existing customers with the best possible service and transit times, as well as building new relationships' in the Houston and Milford markets, say Heavy Duty Tire officials.

Heavy Duty Tire Adds Locations

July 24, 2023
Heavy Duty Tire LLC has opened a location in the Houston, Texas, area and another outlet in Milford, Va.