Countrywide Tire and Rubber Inc. has created the Multiple Access Distribution (MAD) program for retailers of specialty tires. It offers a custom mix of inventory and delivery options to dealers throughout the U.S.
Atturo Tire Corp. is opening its second tire distribution center in two months. A facility opened in January in Danville, Va., and deliveries from another in Coppell, Texas, were to begin in the final days of February.
Is there still a place for the smaller wholesale-distributor? Who will be making the next dealership acquisition? And what about Amazon? MTD columnist John Healy examines challenges tire dealers face in 2020.
What spurred Michelin North America Inc. to buy 50% of TBC Corp. from Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA)? Michelin Chairman and President Scott Clark says the resulting joint venture “is about increasing our service capabilities and increasing our scale so that we can be a better supplier to both independent dealers and to provide secondary supply to our direct customers.”