Greg Smith, left, publisher of Modern Tire Dealer, moderated the off-the-road tire panel discussion. Six of the panelists are Gary Pompo of BKT USA; Rob Seibert of Bridgestone Americas; Shawn Rasey of Continental Tire the Americas; Jimmy McDonnell of Maxam Tire North America; Andrew Davis of Nokian Tyres; and Manny Cicero of Triangle Tire USA.  
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2018 TIA OTR Tire Conference Wrap-up

One of the highlights of the annual Tire Industry Association (TIA) OTR Tire Conference is the tire manufacturers’ panel discussion. This year, seven companies had executives participate. The 2018 panel discussion was held on Feb. 23, which was prior to the government’s announcement that it would be looking to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. Each panelist was given the opportunity to discuss his company’s position in the market, views on the industry and plans for the future. What follows is a summation of each panelist’s prepared comments.

The retail business may be the foundation, but Point S Battle Mountain Tire and Auto Service wants to expand its commercial footprint. That means hauling tires to its customers’ locations or work sites is a regular task.
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From Miner to Tire Dealer

Walt Holland comes from a family of miners and spent 30 years working in Nevada's gold, silver and copper mines. But he couldn't fight the urge to be his own boss, so in 2016 he became a tire dealer.

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is the location for TIA's 2018 OTR Conference.
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Vince Papale to Speak at TIA’s 2018 OTR Conference

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road Conference brings together hundreds of earthmover tire industry professionals to participate in a variety of educational sessions, networking opportunities and leisure activities. Next year’s conference will be held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Feb. 21– 24.

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Registration for TIA's OTR Conference Is Now Open

Registration is open for the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road conference. The 63rd annual event will be Feb. 21- 24, 2018, at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.  

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3 Things Revealed in the OTR Tire Tariff Ruling

A 186-page final report from the International Trade Commission following its vote to impose tariffs on off-the-road tires from India and Sri Lanka provides insight into the OTR tire market. One takeaway: there are four things more important than price.

BKT says its Multimax MP 527 tire is the right response to the needs of agricultural and industrial sectors where telehandlers are required to have maximum stability during the lifting phase.
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BKT Displays Telehandler Tire in a New Size at EIMA Tradeshow

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) and its Italian distributor Univergomma are displaying its Multimax MP 527 telehandler tire in a new size and showcasing additional products at the 2016 International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition (EIMA) Nov. 9-13 in Bologna, Italy.

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Accella Tire Fill Designs Mining-Specific Formulas

Accella Tire Fill Systems has created a new line designed specifically for off-the-road mining equipment. The TLC Tire and Rim Protection line is available in four distinct formulations: HT, Pro, Extreme, and Tundra.  

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